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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

Dr. Michael Perez
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What is the treatment for mild cardiomegaly?

What is the treatment for mild cardiomegaly?

Is it real?: Mild Cardiomegaly is not a reliable diagnosis as the size of heart is variable in otherwise healthy people. If there is real enlargement of heart (cardiomegaly) then we must find the cause and treat it and also check the function of the heart by means of additional testing. The causes may include, high blood pressure, heart Failure due to any cause such as a heart attack due to coronary artery dise ...Read more

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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. ...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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I had an X-ray done in the ER a couple of nights ago results: Cardiomegaly with suspected mild central vascular congestion. What does this mean?

It means that your: Heart is enlarged and there is a back up of fluid into your lungs. Probably consistent with heart failure. You should be under the care of a health care professional for appropriate management of this problem. ...Read more

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Does "Stable findings of mild cardiomegaly & vascular congestion" mean mild CHF? If not, what does it mean? Could you explain "stable findings"?

Does "Stable findings of mild cardiomegaly & vascular congestion" mean mild CHF? If not, what does it mean? Could you explain "stable findings"?

X-Ray Reading: This sounds like the interpretation of a chest x-ray by a radiologist. "Stable findings" means they were present on a previous x-ray that is compared side by side with the current one. For the significance of these findings you will need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Good Morning Doctor! I just wanna ask regarding Cardiomegaly, as one of my friend went for X-ray and from X-ray film / result found mild cardiomegaly?

Good Morning Doctor! I just wanna ask regarding Cardiomegaly, as one of my friend went for X-ray and from X-ray film / result found mild cardiomegaly?

Maybe. Maybe not...: A chest X-ray, if portable and done in ER or a clinic setting, is frequently misleading in measuring heart size. This is due to magnification error. On the other hand a PA chest X-ray, frequently done as a two view set of films, more accurately reflects heart size. The most accurate test for looking at heart size is an ultrasound of the heart, referred to as a 2D echocardiogram. ...Read more

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Should be concerned about Atherosclerotic vascular calcification and Mild cardiomegaly in a scan?

Yes: These are worrisome conditions in a 28 year old. Some calcification is to be expected because we are Americans and eat too much dairy but cardiomegaly is not expected. I would suggest you establish with a health care professional for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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My mother (55) was suffering from mild cardiomegaly. She was admitted for 7days but no progress. So we took discharge. She died in home in 5 hours. Why?

My mother (55) was suffering from mild cardiomegaly. She was admitted for 7days but no progress. So we took discharge. She died in home in 5 hours. Why?

Want the truth?: This is an outcome that is the result of the bowen healthcare system. Sounds like no one took ownership of her situation. The other possibility is bad luck. But if only mild cardiac issues fair the former. I recommend asking her attending doctors directly and reviewing the medic record yourself for starters. ...Read more

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Can getting pneumonia/pneumothorax be the cause of cardiomegaly and tachycardia if there were no symptoms previous to the illness?

Cardiomegaly: Cardiomegaly needs specific diagnosis and treatment, can be due to a large number of causes and maybe independent of any infectious chest complaint;get full evaluation as your life expectancy is very much reduced unless appropriately managed. ...Read more

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If you have aortic sclerosis mild mitral regurgitation and mild cardiomegaly should you see a cadiologist?

If you have aortic sclerosis mild mitral regurgitation and mild cardiomegaly should you see a cadiologist?

See a Cardiologist: The best way to assess the heart valves and size is with an echocardiogram - an ultrasound of the heart. If the heart valves do not open well and are stiff (sclerotic or stenotic) or are leaking (regurgitation) and the heart is enlarged (cardiomegaly) this could be a problem which requires medications and further testing. ...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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Is echocardiogram more reliable than CT to diagnose cardiomegaly? Chest CT showed mild cardiomegaly but echocardiogram was oaky.

Is echocardiogram more reliable than CT to diagnose cardiomegaly? Chest CT showed mild cardiomegaly but echocardiogram was oaky.

Echocardiogram: May give a better idea of how big your heart really is. That is because a CT is performed on your back, most of the time. That does tend to make the heart look larger. The echocardiogram is done on your back but also on the side. So my feeling is if the echocardiogram says you are normal then you are. ...Read more

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Preemie: Prior to RSV/pneumonia/pneumothorax no symptoms. Post has cardiomegaly and tachycardia. Could illness be the cause?

Preemie: Prior to RSV/pneumonia/pneumothorax no symptoms. Post has cardiomegaly and tachycardia. Could illness be the cause?

Yes: RSV is very difficult on a premature baby and can cause severe compramise in the lungs. You did not tell me how old is baby and is baby in the NICU?
that is ewhy premsature babies are given synagis (palivizumab) ti prevent rsv infection during rsv season ...Read more

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Hi, I have what my primary doctor says is prediabetes im on metformin 500mg twice daily. I just found out from a chest X-ray that I have mild cardiomegaly. Monday im going to see a cardiologist. I don't know what to exspect. I also have high blood pres

Hi, I have what my primary doctor says is prediabetes im on metformin 500mg twice daily. I just found out from a chest X-ray that I have mild cardiomegaly. Monday im going to see a cardiologist. I don't know what to exspect. I also have high blood pres

Exercise pill: Cardiomegaly means large heart, means most likely your heart is working too hard, will likely give you bp medicine too. Exercise helps blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol, sleep, mood, pain, and much more. After cardiologist approves, start daily 20 min fast exercise, every day, will eventually take the place of your pills if you are consistent. Good luck! ...Read more

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CT showed mild cardiomegaly and Atherosclerotic vascular calcification but echocardiogram showed no issues. Should I consult a cardiologist?

Symptoms?: Are you having symptoms? If yes then it would be worthwhile to obtain a cardiac evaluation. If you are not having chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations or exertional restriction, your primary health care provider can most likely manage your issues. Sounds like you would benefit from life style modification to reduce cholesterol and lipids and monitor blood pressure. Stop smoking if you do. ...Read more

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Have shortness of breath when lying flat and cough a lot. Chest CT showed mild cardiomegaly and Mild dependent atelectasis but echocardiogram was okay.

Have shortness of breath when lying flat and cough a lot. Chest CT showed mild cardiomegaly and Mild dependent atelectasis but echocardiogram was okay.

SOB lying flat: Recent cold? Or have another medical condition like HTN, DM, autoimmune disease, lyme, coxsackie? D-dimer normal? Did CT check for PE? BNP level? ankle swelling? What was pulm pressure? asthma? Rare heart failure with normal ejection fraction. F/U w/cardiologist ask about use of lasix (furosemide) (if ankle edema)or, elevating head of bed.


http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2394690/ ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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


Dr. Michael Perez
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Heart Enlargement (Definition)

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