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Do beta blockers reduce heart size? How can an enlarged heart be reduced?

Do beta blockers reduce heart size?  How can an enlarged heart be reduced?

They can: Over a long period of time, beta blockers and other anti hypertensives can reduce lvh. ...Read more

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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


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Can an enlarged heart due to htn and/or mitral valve prolapse heal itself & return to normal size? If so, how? I have both mvp & htn.

Can an enlarged heart due to htn and/or mitral valve prolapse heal itself & return to normal size? If so, how? I have both mvp & htn.

Not likely.: Once the heart is enlarged from a long standing problem, it will not go back to normal architecture though it may well continue to function normally if the enlargement is not significant. Sometimes, when the enlargement happens rapidly due to an acute issue, the size can go back to normal. ...Read more

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If you have an enlarged heart will it shrink back to a normal size if you change your lifestyle to a healthy one, including back to normal weight?

If you have an enlarged heart will it shrink back to a normal size if you change your lifestyle to a healthy one, including back to normal weight?

Yes: An enlarge heart is a condition that could be treated with medications and life style changes. Please find the helpful article from mayo clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/enlarged-heart/ds01129. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged heart develope in one day ?

Can an enlarged heart develope in one day ?

You wouldn't expect : but it can ! (rarely) Extraordinary stress (I've seen it once when someone was lied to that their child was killed) can cause immediate (temporary!) heart failure. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19039766 also, Cocaine OD Fluid overload...but ...it's got to be a lot. Oh, and blown out ventricle... like a bad tire wall...this can happen as a rare complication of a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged heart be recognized by a physician using his stethoscope?

Can an enlarged heart be recognized by a physician using his stethoscope?

It may: Unfortunately, there are less physicians that believe in physical findings and order more tests, just to be on the safe side. Part of this problem has to be with litigations and sues. It forces physicians to be absolutely sure of the findings. ...Read more

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Will an enlarged heart return back to normal without medication?

Will an enlarged heart return back to normal without medication?

Not usually: Once the process starts, an ongoing phenomenon called "remodeling" tends to keep things going in the wrong direction. Good medical therapy can often (but not always) halt or sometimes even reverse this process. ...Read more

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How is heart enlargement treated?

How is heart enlargement treated?

Enlarged Heart: Treatment depends on the cause of enlargement. Common causes of an enlarged and weakened heart include high blood pressure (control blood pressure), coronary artery disease/heart attacks (treat coronary artery disease), valvular heart disease (usually repair valve), arrhythmia (control rapid heart beating), and alcohol. Sometimes, no specific cause can be found for an enlarged weakened heart. ...Read more

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How bad is angina and enlarged heart?

How bad is angina and enlarged heart?

Depends om severity: Not sure on severity but both are not good. Angina may be stable or unstable. Enlarged heart can be due to many things but ischemic or poor circulation most common in usa. Medications may help relieve symptoms on both. Need to determine severity and see cardiologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart enlargement?

What are the symptoms of heart enlargement?

Heart failure?: Not all enlarge heart are failing hearts. Not all enlarge hearts have symptoms. A marathon runner may have an enlarge healthy heart. An echocardiogram will diagnosed any structural problem. And classify the enlarged failing heart as diastolic vs systolic dysfunction if any dysfunction at all. ...Read more

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Is it bad for fetus to have an enlarged heart?

Is it bad for fetus to have an enlarged heart?

Need evaluation: Enlarged heart detected requires further evaluation. Majority causes of fetal cardiomegaly are cardiac and anemic in origin. It carried high-perinatal mortality depending on the causes. Cardiac structure development is complex and critical. If an enlarged heart is detected, fetal cardiac ultrasound and laboratory testing indicated to determine cause. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Perez
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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