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Causes Of Enlarge 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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Probably not: So your cardiologist shoukd look into other reasons ...Read more
Can chronic stress and anxiety cause an enlarged heart due to episodic blood pressure spikes from panic attacks?
I struggle with anxiety and panic attacks and have elevated blood presssure when I'm stressed. My blood pressure returns to normal, but I was wondering if episodic high blood pressure can cause an enlarged heart like hypertension can. ?
Stress management: Frequent spikes in blood pressure (labile hypertension)are harmful but may not cause enlargement of the left ventricle such as occurs in longstanding sustained hypertension. I recommend stress management therapy for you as well as careful follow-up by your MD who will guide you on diet,etc. ...Read more
What is the cause of an enlarged heart and what can you do to stop getting it enlarged? Is there a specific diet to follow?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: All very fit athletes have big hearts, which is good, and all fat people have bit hearts which lets them carry the extra weight. The heart bulks like a bodybuidler's biceps when worked extra hard. High blood pressure and anemia are easy to understand, some hearts are malformed with dangerous enlargement as bumps in bad places. Many others. Clinical correlation required! ...Read more
Panic Attacks: Panic attacks do not cause cardiac enlargement. ...Read more
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
My resting blood pressure is 110/70. However when I am stressed (which is a lot recently) it gets up to around 150/90. Could situational high blood pressure cause an aneurysm or an enlarged heart?
There is the: potential for end organ damage with what you are calling "situational high blood pressure." I suspect that you are actually hypertensive more often than you realize and would benefit from treatment. Counseling might also help you to deal with your stress more effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can episodic high blood pressure cause your heart to enlarge? I normally have normal blood pressure at rest (120/70) but I struggle with severe anxiety and throughout the day my blood pressure can get very high- especially when I have panic attacks.
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