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Can You Live With An Enlarged Heart
Live with Liver CA: Days, weeks, months or years. Depends on what type and where it is. Need to see someone who specializes in this. ...Read more
There is no medial entity called "enlarged appendix". The size of appendix varies among normal people and some may have a larger appendix than the usual size.
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Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
Can an echocardiogram tell a doctor if someone is at risk for an aortic dissection? Such as an enlarged heart or enlargement of aorta?
Yes: I'm a pathologist and actually weigh hearts and there's a great deal of utter nonsense about enlarged hearts. All fat people, all competitive athletes and all non-competitive athletes who are really fit have enlarged hearts, just like a weightlifter has an enlarged biceps. If the heart's big because of disease or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, even this may not be a problem. Your doc can help. ...Read more
No, but...: At dying, no more circulation to keep up penile erect and rigid is possible so it's "no" to your question. But, it's been known that occasionally men die of heart attack during intercourse, especially while taking nitrate with pde-5i, such as viagra (sildenafil). More? Ask doctor. Best wish... ...Read more
Help please! when someone has a heart transplant can they live with the new heart to an elderly age?
Yes: However, before deciding on a heart transplant (i assume for a very weak heart), that is a very serious surgery, the transplant specialist will offer several other treatments and procedures to improve heart failure. Please, pay attention to what they are offering and follow their advise very closely to improve your chances. ...Read more
Can you explain if it's true that people with heart disease or heart problems live less than a healthy person?
If you have LBBB and no heart disease or abnormalities of the heart, how likely are you to develop DCM?
Complicated: A 'heart murmur" means that one can hear blood flow with a stethoscope. Very nonspecific term. A "hole in the heart" is a connection between the circulation that supplies the lungs (right heart) and the circulation that supplies the body (left heart). There are various types of holes (defects). All of the holes/defects have the potential to cause a murmur. Echocardiography will help. ...Read more
Possibly: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
How long can a 74 year old live with an enlarged heart? He has had surgery to repair valve needs a new one and pace maker and refuses all.
Depends: This really depends on the circumstances. Important factors to consider are what valve is involved, how abnormal is it currently, how enlarged the heart is, and how the heart is functioning now. Even knowing all this though it is really challenging to give an accurate prognosis because every patient is so different. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Depends: An enlarged heart detected on cxr could be entirely asymptomatic. The most common cause is a thickened heart muscle due to hypertension. Rarer is a cardiomyopathy or a weakened heart. Those could be associated with signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure, namely shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, swelling in legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Heart size can be over-estimated by imaging such as x-ray. Echocardiography & MRI are the best methods. Enlarged heart is reported based on values from normal individuals. Depending on the size of the person or in athletic individuals, slightly enlarged heart may be normal. Symptoms, other echo findings & coexisting conditions determine importance of this finding. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more
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
You wouldn't expect : but it can ! (rarely) Extraordinary stress (I've seen it once when someone was lied to that their child was killed) can cause immediate (temporary!) heart failure. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19039766 also, Cocaine OD Fluid overload...but ...it's got to be a lot. Oh, and blown out ventricle... like a bad tire wall...this can happen as a rare complication of a heart attack. ...Read more
Enlarged heart: An abnormally enlarged heart is called a dilated cardiomyopathy. Symptoms are typically those of heart failure, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, fluid retention, and sometimes chest pain or palpitations. You should see (and be followed by) a cardiologist, if you have an abnormally enlarged heart. ...Read more
Depends: Enlarged heart can mean many different thinks: uncontrolled hypertension, prio heart attack, alcohol toxicity, heart failure, certain viral infections. So symptoms or lock of symptoms depend on etiology and severety of the "enlarged heart". Medically called: cardiomegaly, lvh, cardiomyopathy. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: You may not feel anything other than excercise intolerance, shortness of breath on excertion when the ejection fraction is low or the pulmonary artery pressures are high. Your heart may be enlarged on echocardiography because of cardiomyopathy. That is not a good finding with or without symptoms. In many occations symptoms occur too late. ...Read more
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
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
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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