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Is it possible for prolonged anxiety to cause an enlarged heart and cardiomyopathy in children?

Is it possible for prolonged anxiety to cause an enlarged heart and cardiomyopathy in children?

Never.: Cardiomyopathy is a condition that can be inherited or it can be produced by a virus or it can be caused by an inherited metabolic problem.
It is a chronic disease that affects the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

MRI: Yes an MRI can be used to diagnose enlarged heart, cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Another test that is often used to make these diagnoses is the echocardiogram. MRI uses magnets to image the heart and echocardiogram uses ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hello there, I suffer from anxiety and was told I had a borderline enlarged heart, I run alot, dr said it seems ok but will see cardilost - word help?

Hello there, I suffer from anxiety and was told I had a borderline enlarged heart, I run alot, dr said it seems ok but will see cardilost - word help?

Don't worry: It's a good idea to see a heart specialist. However, athletes (including runners) may have a mildly enlarged heart that is normal. It is best to be seen by a specialist to make that determination. ...Read more

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If my echo&x rays I had around 2 months ago were normal is there any reason to fear enlarged heart? Shortness of breath but I have anxiety

If my echo&x rays I had around 2 months ago were normal is there any reason to fear enlarged heart? Shortness of breath but I have anxiety

No: An echocardiogram is as good as it gets for identifying enlargement of the heart (cardiomegaly). This test also can detect congenital anomalies or functional problems with the heart. Xrays are pretty good for determining size, as well. If both of these tests were normal, you should not worry that you have an enlarged heart. ...Read more

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Does drug taking cause an enlarged heart?

Does drug taking cause an enlarged heart?

Yes: Chemo therapeutic drugs like doxorubicin. Cyclophosphamide, antiarrhythmic drugs, beta blockers for hypertension, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anesthetics like old halothane, anti depressives, and few others. The above categories of drugs can potentially induced or exacerbate chf. ...Read more

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Enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Depends: About 40% of patient with COPD can have a common form of heart failure which can be improved with a variety of medications. There is a smaller group of patients that have heart failure involving their right heart and those patient require special attention. You should make an appt with a pulmonologist to discuss the various treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the cause of an enlarged heart on xray?

What is the cause of an enlarged heart on xray?

You can no diagnose: Can not find the cause of enlarge heart on chest xray
you need a history, physical exam for any murmur, BP check, you may have to do ekg, echcardiogram etc to find the exact cause. Enlarge heart can be due to
1 hypertension
2valvular heart disease
3 cardiomyopathy
4ischemic heart disease
5congenital heart disease
6pulmonary hypertension
7anemia
8thyroid disease
9 hemochromatosis
10arrythmias
11amyloi. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

I have an enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Good meds and oxygen: Common in severe copd. This is caused by pulmonary hypertension from possible hypoxia. I would rec for you to follow up with your md. Use your inhalers and have them check your oxygen levels at rest/walking and sleeping. Watch for leg swelling as well. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that causes an enlarged heart, besides smoking and hbp?

What are some reasons that causes an enlarged heart, besides smoking and hbp?

Enlarged heart: Enlarged heart has many causes. There are congenital causes, infectious causes, valve problems. There are inflammatory disease problems also. Marathon runners and other endurance athletes get enlarged hearts. Lots of potential causes............... ...Read more

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Can living at a higher altitude for example el. Paso texas cause. Mild. Right heart enlargement? Is that even possible?

Maybe: High altitude has lower oxygen content so living at high altitude causes adaptive changes to compensate for this. Heart size and function are some of these changes. This is why some people train in high altitude prior to competition. A heart condition can be exacerbated or improved by changes in altitude. ...Read more

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How much daily alcohol would a woman have to consume to cause enlarged heart? Approximately.

How much daily alcohol would a woman have to consume to cause enlarged heart? Approximately.

Alcohol: People vary their sensitivity to alcohol depending on their genetic makeup. I don't think that there's evidence for minimum and maximum doses. ...Read more

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If anemia (1 1/2 years) is the cause of enlarged heart and anemia is corrected will heart most likely return to normal?

If anemia (1 1/2 years) is the cause of enlarged heart and anemia is corrected will heart most likely return to normal?

Yes: Why do you ask? Talk about "dangers of an enlarged heart" is mostly sub science. Apart from a few uncommon illnesses in which the heart is big secondary to abnormal shape, big is not dangerous. When I am in athletic training, my own heart becomes noticeably larger and I welcome this. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the causes an enlarged heart?

Need expert help here. What are the causes an enlarged heart?

Many things: Any disorder that results in impaired pumping capacity of the heart (reduced ejection fraction) or end-diastolic volume overload (such as mitral or aortic insufficiency) can result in left ventricular enlargement. Cardiac enlargement can also follow enlargement of other chambers - for other reasons, too numerous to list here. ...Read more

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What are the causes and consequences of having an enlarged heart?

What are the causes and consequences of having an enlarged heart?

CHF: The cause of the enlarged heart and pleural effusion is what dictates the outcome from such a situation. If you have a very weak heart with congestive heart failure and both sides of the heart malfunctioning to cause this, that is very serious. If you have some more benign situation which is also possible could be less serious. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged heart? What causes an enlarged heart, and why are people with enlarged heart more at risk with their health?

What causes an enlarged heart? What causes an enlarged heart, and why are people with enlarged heart more at risk with their health?

Many possibilities: Whenever the heart isn't functioning at full capacity, whether due to a bad valve, weakened muscle, scar from heart attack, prolonged and abnormal rhythms, etc, it enlarges to try to compensate for his incapacity. Other things being equal, the larger the heart, the shorter the life expectancy. ...Read more

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My son now has an enlarged heart. Could that be caused by the previous treatment that cured his wpw?

My son now has an enlarged heart. Could that be caused by the previous treatment that cured his wpw?

Unlikely: The typical treatment for wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is radio-ablation of an electrical pathway in the heart. Complication rates for the procedure range from 1.5% - 4% in the literature, but rarely lead to an enlarged heart. More likely however is a genetic association between WPW and congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Talk with your pediatrician or family doctor about genetic testing. ...Read more

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What can cause tiredness, breathlessness on exertion, and an enlarged heart?

What can cause tiredness, breathlessness on exertion, and an enlarged heart?

Congestive heart fai: Those symptoms are consistent with CHF for any of many reasons. Dilated cardiomyopathy, mitral insufficiency, aortic insufficiency are but three of many possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Perez
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Enlarged Heart (Definition)

The heart is larger than normal, typically greater that 5.7 cm internally during filling phase. A thickened heart muscle (hypertrophy) of greater Than 1.1 cm may give the appearance of an enlarged ...Read more


Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

A disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver ...Read more