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Causes Of 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
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
What are the lifestyle changes you need to make if you have mild cardiomegaly other than quitting smoking?
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
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
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
My mother had mild cardiomegaly. She was 7days in hospital but no progress. So we took discharge. She died. Are we guilty? Dr.Told us for discharge. Why?
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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
Does cardiomegaly, vascular congestion and lungs filled with water cause death my mother died because of these?
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
Preemie: Prior to RSV/pneumonia/pneumothorax no symptoms. Post has cardiomegaly and tachycardia. Could illness be the cause?
Recently diagnosed with AFIB. Please explain chest Image comparison to one done 17 hour earlier: "Cardiomegaly with mild central congestion & prominent interstitial markings suggested. Cannot exclude a tiny right pleural effusion."?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cardiomegaly: It means measuring across the heart in the frontal plane yields an increased transverse length or diameter. ...Read more
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