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Can You Die From An Enlarged Heart
No...: An enlarged heart alone doesnt predict mortality. It really depends on your age and condition. Best case scenario the x-ray may have been poorly done, worst case scenario its a condition that should be followed up with a cardiologist. Many variables that detemine prognosis is; age, what exactly is causing the enlarged heart, symptoms, how strong the heart is pumping etc. See a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: There are several benign arrythmias which do not directly cause death. These include premature atrial contractions, isolated premature ventricular contractions and atrial fibrillation. Frequent premature ventricular contractions (called runs), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation can affect blood flow to the heart (heart attack) and brain (stroke) and result in death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged heart: In general an 'enlarged heart' implies something is wrong with the heart. This can be because of genetics, infection, high blood pressure, valve disease, ischemic heart disease, poisons, etc. It is certainly possible to die from an enlarged heart depending on the cause and the severity of the abnormalities. ...Read more
Well, many people : With bradycardia are just fine. For instance, it is not uncommon for endurance athletes to have very efficient hearts requiring less beats per minute. But if someones heart slowed down so much that they could not pump adequate blood for their body - that would result in death. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. There are several heart defects that you may die from if you are affected. Usually that happens early in life. Many of the defects can be corrected surgically, but not all of them and sometimes despite correction they do not have good prognosis. I would refer you for the list of such conditions to pediatric cardiologist since science in this area is changing constantly. ...Read more
Can you tell me if heart failure is caused by anorexia, will recovery from the eating disorder reverse the heart failure?
It depends on cause: There are many reasons for a "fast heart beat", as well as the exact definition. Most rapid heart rates are caused by physical activity, stress/anxiety, but many may be a manifestation of underlying medical conditions (not necessarily cardiac). If the fast heart rate is from a cardiac arrhythmia (not normal), then survival is indeed a question. Excellent treatment options exist. Consult your doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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