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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 (Definition)

Cardiomegaly is also known as Enlarged 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 ...Read more


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Does cardiomegaly cause heart failure?

Does cardiomegaly cause heart failure?

Possible relation: Cardiomegaly is an anatomical diagnosis which means that the heart is enlarged. Heart failure is a disease state known as congestive heart failure or chf. There are many causes of CHF and cardiomegaly is but one and really not the primary issue. ...Read more

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Does cardiomegaly, vascular congestion and lungs filled with water cause death my mother died because of these?

Does cardiomegaly, vascular congestion and lungs filled with water cause death my mother died because of these?

Unfortunately yes: Sorry for your loss. You describe congestive heart failure, and pulmonary oedema, which contribute to a very ominous outcome. Modern medicine sometimes loses the battle. ...Read more

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What is cardiomegaly?

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). ...Read more

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Is cardiomegaly reversible?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cardiomegaly?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Heart Enlargement (Definition)

Heart enlargement is also known as Enlarged heart. 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


Dr. Michael Perez
221 doctors shared insights

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