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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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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more


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If a has 2 heart attacks before a year & now cardiomegaly & lungs filled with fluid means symptoms of conngestive heart failure. Will he survive?

If a has 2 heart attacks before a year & now cardiomegaly & lungs filled with fluid means symptoms of conngestive heart failure. Will he survive?

It depends: Heart attacks can lead to congestive heart failure because of a loss of heart muscle. This can result in a decrease in the squeezing function of the heart. This is turn can lead to fluid building up in the lungs causing shortness of breath. Heart failure can be treated with appropriate medications and diet restrictions. Your cardiologist would be in a better position to give you an assessment. ...Read more

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I got an enlarged heart about 4 months ago. Now with heart failure. What should I be worried about and what should I be doing?

I got an enlarged heart about 4 months ago. Now with heart failure. What should I be worried about and what should I be doing?

Heart failure: You should be under the care of a physician and if available in a heart failure program. Diet and appropriate exercise as well as multiple effective medications are part of the regimen. Sometimes technology is used or surgery if appropriate. You should be learning about your disease from your care team and what to be doing to help yourself. ...Read more

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How can I reverse heart failure, an enlarged heart, and a leaky heart vavle. I have all the above. Can I do anything to reverse this ej is 30-35?

How can I reverse heart failure, an enlarged heart, and a leaky heart vavle. I have all the above. Can I do anything to reverse this ej is 30-35?

Depends: Depends on the cause of your heart failure. In any case, you should be on a betablocker (such as Carvedilol or metoprolol), an ace inhibitor ( such as lisinopril, enalopril) and spironolactone (if you tolerate it). These are proven medications that help strengthen the heart muscle. If you meet criteria, a biventricular icd placement may also help. ...Read more

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Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

MRI: Yes an MRI can be used to diagnose enlarged heart, cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Another test that is often used to make these diagnoses is the echocardiogram. MRI uses magnets to image the heart and echocardiogram uses ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have congestive heart failure and enlarged heart a pacemaker /defibrillator.I'm 26 years old. I was diagnosed six years ago.Can I have another baby?

I have congestive heart failure and enlarged heart a pacemaker /defibrillator.I'm 26 years old. I was diagnosed six years ago.Can I have another baby?

Hard to say: You need to discuss this with a cardiologist experienced with pregnancy issues as well as a high risk obstetrician. Your answer is likely to be highly individualized. ...Read more

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What causes right-sided heart failure?

What causes right-sided heart failure?

RV failure: The commonest cause of right heart failure is left heart failure. After left heart failure causes include pulmonary vascular disease, pulmonary parenchymal disease, congenital heart disease, myocardial disease and valvular heart disease and others ...Read more

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What are causes of right sided heart failure?

What are causes of right sided heart failure?

Many: Most common cause of r sided failure is l sided failure. Pulmonary hypertension, primary lung diseases and valvular problems can also produce this. ...Read more

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What are likely causes of this heart failure and treatments?

Complicated: This is a very complex topic with books written on the subject. There are different types and causes of heart failure and depending on type, cause, and severity, treatment would vary. The most common cause of heart failure is coronary artery disease. Treatment is with medications +/- revascularization. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more


Dr. Michael Perez
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Enlarged Heart (Definition)

The heart is larger than normal, typically greater that 5.7 cm internally during filling phase. A thickened heart muscle (hypertrophy) of greater Than 1.1 cm may give the appearance of an enlarged ...Read more