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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?

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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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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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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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 are the causes of heart failure?

What are the causes of heart failure?

Depends: Congestive heart failure or CHF can be from many things. Different types include systolic dysfxn wich means a weak heart. Usually from a virus, heart attack, or post partum.Diastolic dysfxn where the heart is stiff is usually due to hyer tension. High out put heart failure is when things such as hyperthyroidism or anemia . So your question is very broad and you need to narrow it down ...Read more

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What causes heart failure?

What causes heart failure?

Many causes: The primary job of the heart and cardiovascular system is to deliver oxygen to the body. A failure to adequately deliver oxygen to the body is one of the best definitions of heart failure. There are many causes of heart failure. Structural heart disease, congenital heart disease, damaged heart muscle due to a myriad of causes are all examples of problems that can cause heart failure. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of the heart failure?

What are some of the causes of the heart failure?

Multiple: Most common: coronary artery disease. Others: viral illness, drugs/ toxins, infiltrative disorders, hyper and hypothyroid, tachycardia, , and many more. ...Read more

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Cardiomegaly (Definition)

Cardiomegaly is also known as Enlarged 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 ...Read more


Dr. Michael Perez
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Heart Enlargement (Definition)

Heart enlargement is also known as Enlarged heart. 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