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Cardiomegaly (Overview)

This one's simple. Cardiomegaly is simply an enlarged heart. Many things can cause it and a more specific description would involve knowing a lot more about a patient's specific situation.


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What is the cause of cardiomegaly?

What is the cause of cardiomegaly?

Many: Many causes :virus or alcohol or obesity or hypertension or clogged coronary arteries to name a few. ...Read more

Cardiomegaly (Overview)

This one's simple. Cardiomegaly is simply an enlarged heart. Many things can cause it and a more specific description would involve knowing a lot more about a patient's specific situation.


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Chest xray result is cardiomegaly and atheromatous aorta, what does it mean?

Chest xray result is cardiomegaly and atheromatous aorta, what does it mean?

Needs evaluation: Non specific findings. The cardiomegaly needs to be followed up and the reason for it and whether it is truly present need to be determeind. The atheroma is a marker of vascular disease and again can be followed up. Need to see your physician re both af these, but not a cause for panic. ...Read more

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How should I treat cardiomegaly with water retention, pitting edema, and dyspnea?

How should I treat cardiomegaly with water retention, pitting edema, and dyspnea?

Diuresis/peeing: This question describes the symptoms of heart failure and should be evaluated by a physician/nurse practitioner - esp if this is a new problem. However, the usual treatment will be managing fluid intake (mostly by managing salt consumption) and through increasing diuresis/peeing through medications. ...Read more

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If a had 2 attacks before 2 yrs and now cardiomegaly & lungs with water& shortness in breath is treated by dr.(medicine)¬ by cardiologist is it ok?

If a had 2 attacks before 2 yrs and now cardiomegaly & lungs with water& shortness in breath is treated by dr.(medicine)¬ by cardiologist is it ok?

Yes a cardiologist: What you describe, and likely congestive heart failure is best managed by a board certified cardiologist. These are disturbing signs and must be attended to asap. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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My mom had 2 attacks before a year.Then she had cardiomegaly, lungs with water&short breathing. A doctor(medicine) was treating.She died in 6 days.Why?

My mom had 2 attacks before a year.Then she had cardiomegaly, lungs with water&short breathing. A doctor(medicine) was treating.She died in 6 days.Why?

Acute heart failure: I am so sorry for your recent loss -- it sounded like your mom had major damages from multiple heart attacks and most likely died from acute heart failure. ...Read more

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What should be the treatment on cardiomegaly?

What should be the treatment on cardiomegaly?

Cardiomegaly: This is a generalized term for enlargement of the heart. Treatment depends on the cause of the cardiac enlargement. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily. Alert doctor to any increases.
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Take medications as prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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Is moderate cardiomegaly is very harmful? We go for immediate treatment after diagonosis

Is moderate cardiomegaly is very harmful? We go for immediate treatment after diagonosis

Cardiomegaly: The term cardiomegaly, by itself, means large heart. It generally refers to overgrowth of the muscle and chamber. A normal sized heart should be about the size of your fist. Cardiomegaly can be a sign of cause of heart failure, which can be a dangerous condition. Some diagnostic tests are more reliable than others in diagnosing this condition. Would see cardiologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Heart Enlargement (Definition)

Heart enlargement is a clinical finding in which the heart is larger than normal. This is typically a result of heart failure or ...Read more


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Enlarged Heart (Definition)

An enlarged heart is a clinical finding in which the heart is larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can ...Read more