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Cardiomegaly is a condition making it dangerous to exercise?

Cardiomegaly is a condition making it dangerous to exercise?

Yes: Cardiomegaly or enlarged heart is a result of some underlying condition. It may affect how the heart functions therefore anything that increases the work of the heart, i.e. Exercise, can influence the ability of the heart to function properly. Always, always check with your doctor about your individual situation with this condition.

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Can having cardiomegaly and bbb be dangerous?

Can having cardiomegaly and bbb be dangerous?

Yes: Tough combination to have. Increased risk for sudden death from arrythmia and heart failure.

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Am I still allowed to have a regular exercise even if I have a borderline cardiomegaly?

Am I still allowed to have a regular exercise even if I have a borderline cardiomegaly?

Cardiac Enlargement: That is a great question and your cardiologist (you should have one) would advise you based on the type of enlargement. At 41 years old you should not have congestive heart failure and an echocardiogram would show what part of your heart is enlarged. There are cases where strenuous exercise is prohibited. In short, you should not get any advice without knowing more about your condition.

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Is it safe to exercise daily if you have mild cardiomegaly? Does exercise help cardiomegaly?

Is it safe to exercise daily if you have mild cardiomegaly? Does exercise help cardiomegaly?

Cardiomegaly: If you really have cardiomegaly it requires a diagnosis of why you have it. Many causes of cardiomegaly are compatible with exercise. Lots of aerobic exercise can cause some cardiomegaly. If your Doc can't explain the cardiomegaly to you, a cardiologist to work you up would be a good idea. Maybe you don't have cardiomegaly...it means enlarged heart.

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I recently am diagnosed with asd and cardiomegaly at age 22. Should I be taking any medications for this condition until the surgery in 6 months?

I recently am diagnosed with asd and cardiomegaly at age 22. Should I be taking any medications for this condition until the surgery in 6 months?

Typically no: Typically, there are no medicines that are important in people with atrial septal defects. People with ASD can have heart rhythm problems. Which can be helped by medication.

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Why signs of splenomegaly and cardiomegaly in cases of sickle cell disease?

Why signs of splenomegaly and cardiomegaly in cases of sickle cell disease?

Sickled RBC's: The spleen not only helps in processing antigens to help wbc's fight infection, it also acts as a "stress test" for rbc's, weeding out the weaker and older ones for recycling. As rbc's "sickle", they cause clumps in the vessels, this is what causes the pain in the joints/chest and also what causes the spleen to swell. If happens in the coronary arteries, can weaken the heart and enlarge it.

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Will exercise, sex, or drug use trigger heart enlargement or cardiomegaly?

Will exercise, sex, or drug use trigger heart enlargement or cardiomegaly?

Drugs can: There are many drugs associated with an enlarged heart. Some common ones...Alcohol can cause a dilated cardiomyopathy (the walls of the heart are stretched out and thin). Cocaine can cause heart attacks and "dead" areas of muscle in the wall, making the heart weaker and stretched out too. And any drug that causes high blood pressure can make the muscle wall thickened and the heart bigger that way.

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What is cardiomegaly?

Big Heart: Cardiomegaly simply means the heart is larger than expected. This can be from many things....High blood pressure, congenital problems, metabolic problems, etc. Sometimes it can be nothing to worry about, but other times can put the heart at higher risk for abnormal rhythms or even heart attacks. Your doctor should be able to tell you why the heart is large, and what to do about it (if anything).

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Is cardiomegaly reversible?

Depends on the cause: Cardiomegaly is an enlarged heart. This could be relatively normal, as in an athlete, or due to a more serious problem. It needs further definition, usually with an echocardiogram, to determine the cause. Cardiomegaly is usually a secondary issue. Find the primary issue causing the cardiomegaly and fix that, if you can. This needs a doctor visit.

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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.

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Why might be signs of cardiomegaly?

Why might be signs of cardiomegaly?

None per se: Cardiomegaly simply means heart enlargement, which is a physiologic compensatory mechanism. By itself, it may have no symptoms. It's the cause of the cardiomegaly that needs to be defined, and then the appropriate treatment options become evident. Talk to your doctor.

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If someone has cardiomegaly then will he survive?

If someone has cardiomegaly then will he survive?

Yes: But life expectancy is variable depending on severity & treatment.

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What does "cardiomegaly in transverse diameter" mean?

Cardiomegaly: Usually this means that measuring the width of the heart in an anteroposterior projection (facing the camera)chest xray the width measurement is a bit increased. This can mean something is wrong or it can be an artifact caused by improper distance from the detector.

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What is the definition or description of: cardiomegaly?

Large heart: 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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Please help! I want to know the meaning of cardiomegaly in transverse diameter.?

Cardiomegaly: It means measuring across the heart in the frontal plane yields an increased transverse length or diameter.

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What is life expectancy for someone with cardiomegaly?

What is life expectancy for someone with cardiomegaly?

Highly variable: 30 years ago, life expectancy was severely shortened for people with cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart) but with modern treatments, it's much improved. Beyond that vague answer, we would need more details to be more specific.

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What's the specific meaning of cardiomegaly atheromatous aorta?

What's the specific meaning of cardiomegaly atheromatous aorta?

Big heart: Cardiomegaly simply means a big heart. If found dictated on an x-ray report, it can be due to the x-ray technique and not an abnormality, per se. Atheromatous aorta means that there are cholesterol plaques seen in the aorta. Again, if read from a chest x-ray report, this typically means some calcified cholesterol deposits are present.

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My mom (56)had2ataks in2 yrsthen she had cardiomegaly& water in lungsafter7days we took discharg&stoped diureticshe died in5hrs. Are we guilty? Dipresed.

My mom (56)had2ataks in2 yrsthen she had cardiomegaly& water in lungsafter7days we took discharg&stoped diureticshe died in5hrs. Are we guilty? Dipresed.

Maybe arrhythmia: Sorry about your mom. Since she has had heart attacks, she has scar tissue in the heart muscle which can cause life threatening rhythm problems. Presume that her fluid status was stable in order to be discharged. For death 5 hours after stopping a diuretic, that would be too soon to develop new fluid overload. If it was quite sudden, would consider heart dysrhythmia, or lung blood clot.

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Cardiomegaly (Definition)

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 ...Read more