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Does drug taking cause an enlarged heart ?

Does drug taking cause an enlarged heart ?

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

Dr. Michael Perez
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Enlarged Heart (Definition)

The heart is larger than normal, typically greater that 5.7 cm internally during filling phase. A thickened heart muscle (hypertrophy) of greater Than 1.1 cm may give the appearance of an enlarged ...Read more


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Need expert help here. What are the causes an enlarged heart?

Need expert help here. What are the causes an enlarged heart?

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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What causes an enlarged heart? What causes an enlarged heart, and why are people with enlarged heart more at risk with their health?

What causes an enlarged heart? What causes an enlarged heart, and why are people with enlarged heart more at risk with their health?

Many possibilities: Whenever the heart isn't functioning at full capacity, whether due to a bad valve, weakened muscle, scar from heart attack, prolonged and abnormal rhythms, etc, it enlarges to try to compensate for his incapacity. Other things being equal, the larger the heart, the shorter the life expectancy. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that causes an enlarged heart, besides smoking and hbp?

What are some reasons that causes an enlarged heart, besides smoking and hbp?

Enlarged heart: Enlarged heart has many causes. There are congenital causes, infectious causes, valve problems. There are inflammatory disease problems also. Marathon runners and other endurance athletes get enlarged hearts. Lots of potential causes............... ...Read more

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Is it possible for prolonged anxiety to cause an enlarged heart and cardiomyopathy in children?

Is it possible for prolonged anxiety to cause an enlarged heart and cardiomyopathy in children?

Never.: Cardiomyopathy is a condition that can be inherited or it can be produced by a virus or it can be caused by an inherited metabolic problem. It is a chronic disease that affects the heart muscle. ...Read more

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If anemia (1 1/2 years) is the cause of enlarged heart and anemia is corrected will heart most likely return to normal?

If anemia (1 1/2 years) is the cause of enlarged heart and anemia is corrected will heart most likely return to normal?

Yes: Why do you ask? Talk about "dangers of an enlarged heart" is mostly sub science. Apart from a few uncommon illnesses in which the heart is big secondary to abnormal shape, big is not dangerous. When I am in athletic training, my own heart becomes noticeably larger and i welcome this. ...Read more

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Can episodic high blood pressure cause an enlarged heart?

Can episodic high blood pressure cause an enlarged heart?

The commonly: accepted answer is that LABILE (episodic) hypertension does not cause hypertensive heart disease...I believe that has been "debunked" and the general answer now is that there are medications which regularize episodic hypertension AFTER the REASON for this blood pressure picture is determined and certain medical conditions ruled out!
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What is the cause of an enlarged heart on xray?

What is the cause of an enlarged heart on xray?

You can no diagnose: Can not find the cause of enlarge heart on chest xray you need a history, physical exam for any murmur, BP check, you may have to do ekg, echcardiogram etc to find the exact cause.Enlarge heart can be due to 1 hypertension 2valvular heart disease 3 cardiomyopathy 4ischemic heart disease 5congenital heart disease 6pulmonary hypertension 7anemia 8thyroid disease 9 hemochromatosis 10arrythmias 11amyloi. ...Read more

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How much daily alcohol would a woman have to consume to cause enlarged heart? Approximately.

How much daily alcohol would a woman have to consume to cause enlarged heart? Approximately.

Alcohol : People vary their sensitivity to alcohol depending on their genetic makeup. I don't think that there's evidence for minimum and maximum doses. ...Read more

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Atrial septal aneurysm cause enlarged heart?

Atrial septal aneurysm cause enlarged heart?

atrial septal aneury: Usually doesn't cause enlarged heart unless associated with another cardiac abnormality like atrial septal defect. ...Read more

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Too much cholesterol and high uric acid in the blood can cause heart enlargement? my heart enlarged a liitle bit. im suffering from high blood.130/100

Too much cholesterol and high uric acid in the blood can cause heart enlargement? my heart enlarged a liitle bit. im suffering from high blood.130/100

No: Uric acid is a marker for heart disease but does not cause heart disease. Elevated cholesterol at your age ( unless you have an inherited form with very high levels) is probably not the cause. See a cardiologist. At your age an inherited valve problem, viral infection, neurologic disease, or autoimmune disease are the likely cause. This can also be normal if you are athletic. ...Read more

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What are the causes and consequences of having an enlarged heart?

What are the causes and consequences of having an enlarged heart?

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

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What do you think could be the cause of heart enlargement?

What do you think could be the cause of heart enlargement?

Many: Hypertension heat attacks cardiomyopathy viral diseases chages disease and many more. ...Read more

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Enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Depends: About 40% of patient with COPD can have a common form of heart failure which can be improved with a variety of medications. There is a smaller group of patients that have heart failure involving their right heart and those patient require special attention. You should make an appt with a pulmonologist to discuss the various treatment options. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

I have an enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Good meds and oxygen: Common in severe copd. This is caused by pulmonary hypertension from possible hypoxia. I would rec for you to follow up with your md. Use your inhalers and have them check your oxygen levels at rest/walking and sleeping. Watch for leg swelling as well. ...Read more

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Can living at a higher altitude for example el.paso texas cause.mild.right heart enlargement? Is that even possible?

Maybe: High altitude has lower oxygen content so living at high altitude causes adaptive changes to compensate for this. heart size and function are some of these changes. this is why some people train in high altitude prior to competition. a heart condition can be exacerbated or improved by changes in altitude. ...Read more

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My son now has an enlarged heart. Could that be caused by the previous treatment that cured his wpw?

My son now has an enlarged heart. Could that be caused by the previous treatment that cured his wpw?

Unlikely: The typical treatment for wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is radio-ablation of an electrical pathway in the heart. Complication rates for the procedure range from 1.5% - 4% in the literature, but rarely lead to an enlarged heart. More likely however is a genetic association between WPW and congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Talk with your pediatrician or family doctor about genetic testing. ...Read more

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What does abnormal right axis deviation mean? Qrs axis >100 what are the causes of this? I have asd and Asa. Does it mean enlarged heart or asd worse?

What does abnormal right axis deviation mean? Qrs axis >100 what are the causes of this? I have asd and Asa. Does it mean enlarged heart or asd worse?

See my earlier post: RAD means that the electrical impulses arising from the right ventricle are abnormally strong and suggest that your ASD is volume overloading and overworking your RV. AS I said earlier, you need the left to right shunt quantified by echo and corrected if >1.5:1. ...Read more

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What can cause tiredness, breathlessness on exertion, and an enlarged heart?

What can cause tiredness, breathlessness on exertion, and an enlarged heart?

Congestive heart fai: Those symptoms are consistent with CHF for any of many reasons. Dilated cardiomyopathy, mitral insufficiency, aortic insufficiency are but three of many possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Perez
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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