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Enlarged Cardiac Silhouette
What to do if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. the radiology report reads. The cardiac silhouette?
Surgery-related: It may have been related to surgery. If you have had no symptoms since the surgery then I would simply ask your doctor if a repeat chest x-ray needs to be done. The x-ray report will discuss the 'cardiac silhouette' which just refers to how the outline of the heart looks on x-ray. ...Read more
What do you advise if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. The radiology report reads. The cardiac silhouette?
Ct scan with contrast found a 3mm nodule in my left lung, minimal dependent atelectasis, & an exaggerated cardiac silhouette. What does this mean?
Pulmonary nodule: Any nodule in the lung, no matter what size, needs to be investigated thoroughly. Comparison with previous chest xrays and CT scans would be the priority. If you smoked tobacco, then further tests such as a PET scan and a biopsy and bronchoscopy are indicated. Please see a pulmonologist soon. Best wishes. ...Read more
Heart enlargement: This is a response to pressure or volume loads on the heart. Sometimes it is a genetically driven process. ...Read more
Depends: Many variables. It depends on the cause, degree of enlargement/dilatation, overall function of the heart, etc. Enlargement of the heart should be evaluated by cardiologist. ...Read more
Hospitalist said need cath: AV block, biatrial enlargement& cardiac insufficiency. Heart Dr. Won’t cath due to my low BP. Should I get second opinion?
Poor cardiac output: It sounds like you are high risk for a cardiac cath. Anesthesia and the procedure alone can drop your blood pressure lower and cause you to have a heart attack, go into hypotensive shock, or acute renal failure. Once they have maximized you on medication and your blood pressure improves they can reassess the risk vs the benefit of performing the catherization. ...Read more
Are enlarged liver and cardiac hypertrophy related in any way? What can cause it? My boyfriend, with no prior medical conditions died from this and it does not run in the family. He did have a history of drug use in the past (smoke heroin)
Hx of cardiac paraganglioma. Enlarged lv.5 posterior lymph node in neck, dur. 5 month and tripled in size. Other lymph nodes swollen too. Metastasis?
? suspect Recurrence: I would advise that you seek advice from your oncologists. A biopsy of the lymph nodes would be indicated if they are enlarging over the past few months. ...Read more
Paroxysmal atrial tachy, flutter. Mitral regurg w/stenosis. Tricuspid regurg. Biatrial enlargement. Cardiac meds =hypotensive brady. Explain, thoughts?
Symptoms: You should be seeing a cardiologist for evaluation and management. ...Read more
Is cardiomegaly the enlargement of the cardiac tissue or the dilation of the heart (increase in the volume/space)? confused
Sent to cardiologist for cath w/poss stent? Due to hospital findings of AV block, biatrial enlargement, cardiac insufficiency. Cardiologist said it’s too risky, he said I also have severe hypotension. What are risks of cath/stent w/low BP?
There is some risk: But the benefits outweigh the risk. They have to lookmfir something reversible ...Read more
How long is too llong for a cardiac follow up. I had an abnormal EKG and normal blood test after having the calssical symptoms of a heart attack. The EKG showed and enlaged left ventricle and abnormal st and t (?) and was referred to a cadioligist. I do n
Check with your doc:
no fouling around with your heart.
I suppose that you want to live and you do not want to die. ...Read more
What does mildly enlarged cardio mediastinal silhouette &mild enhancement anterior and inferior pericardium I am 3 months post pericardial window?
Maybe nothing: The thyroid is hard to feel, unless it is huge. It blends in with your neck muscles, fat, cartilage. Some patients who tell me they feel their thyroid are feeling something else, but they get focused on it, and keep stroking "it" until the skin on their neck gets red. Even many doctors are only so-so at examining the thyroid unless they do it a lot. ...Read more
A heart program: It is a medically supervised program for patients after cardiac surgery or angioplasty that has been shown to increase survival and improve strength and confidence. Make sure you ask your doctor about this if you recently had cardiac surgery or procedures! ...Read more
Maintains heart rate: The normal heart rate is roughly between 60 to 100 beats per minute. For some, there is difficulty in maintaining adequate heart rates for a variety of reasons. In these patients especially the symptomatic ones, a cardiac pacemaker may have to be implanted. ...Read more
Abnormal heart beat: There are many kinds of arrhythmias. They can be short or long lasting. Some arrhythmias, if sustained, can affect how the heart pumps blood or can predispose to forming blood clots in the heart. If you think you have an arrhythmia, consult a physician. ...Read more
Exercise/education: Cardiac rehab is a supervised exercise program of gradually increasing intensity. Patients who have had a heart attack, coronary angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery are encouraged to enroll in these programs. Most insurances cover these programs because of their ability to speed recovery and decrease recurrent disease. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: Scd typically refers to a sudden loss of effective contraction of the heart muscle and implies a life-threatening arrhythmia. Usually this is VT or vf. It occurs primarily in patients with a damaged heart (cardiomyopathy, postmi) where there is scar tissue that alters normal electrical conduction. It can also occur in patients w nl hearts (brugada syndrome, arvd, long qt) which are rare. ...Read more
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