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What would be the effects of heart enlargement?

What would be the effects of heart enlargement?

Let me explain: Enlargement of the heart is a disease that weakens and enlarges your heart muscle. Makes it harder for your heart to pump blood and deliver it to the rest of your body. Which could can lead to heart failure. ...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


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Are the cardiac side effects from Chaga's disease seen on an echocardiogram?

Are the cardiac side effects from Chaga's disease seen on an echocardiogram?

Chagas: Chagas disease is caused by the parasite trypanasoma cruzi, and is common through parts of Latin America. Many patients with this infection will develop heart muscle weakness (cardiomyopathy). Echocardiography shows the structure and function of heart muscle so if cardiomyopathy is significant, echo will show it. ...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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What are the consequences of having an enlarged heart?

What are the consequences of having an enlarged heart?

Congestive HF: Congestive heart failure would be consequence to be avoided. Get an echocardiogram & see a cardiologist if this is a concern. ...Read more

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Is right heart failure diagnosed from an enlargement of the heart?

Is right heart failure diagnosed from an enlargement of the heart?

Partially: Right heart failure, which can occur in conjunction with left heart failure (biventricular failure) can also occur in isolation-often with severe pulmonary disease where it is referred to as cor it is diagnosed from physcal findings of passive liver congestion, elevated venous jugular pressures, peripheral edema and often confirmed via echocardiography. ...Read more

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Is an enlarged heart harmful?

Is an enlarged heart harmful?

Possibly: Depending on the cause and severity. See your doctor or cardiologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can novacaine cause a heart attack? What are the side effects of epinephrine?

Can novacaine cause a heart attack? What are the side effects of epinephrine?

Novacaine heart att: Novacaine can cause heart problems if it is overdosed. Will decrease the absorption of the novacaine into your blood, but it to can cause heart problems when injected directly into the blood stream. A heart attack happens when the oxygen consumption in the heart exceeds the blood supply to a section of heart. This is more likely to happen whith an unintended bloodstream injection of epinephrine. ...Read more

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Can gas have an impact on the heart such as an irregular heart beat or pressure passing surrounding areas of the heart? Male 21 smoker

Can gas have an impact on the heart such as an irregular heart beat or pressure passing surrounding areas of the heart? Male 21 smoker

Nope: The heart is effectively isolated from the pressures of the bowel, though it can, under the right circumstances be subject to the pressures of the lung. Sorry to hear about the gas though. ...Read more

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Artery heart blockage mild,what are the risks of having a heart attack? Thanks

Artery heart blockage mild,what are the risks of having a heart attack? Thanks

About 20% over 10y: If you have ever had a heart attack before, and you are not having major heart symptoms now, then your risk for a heart attack or stroke over the next 10 yrs is about 20%. Taking 40-80 mg of atorvastatin daily would decrease risk to about 10%. Visit my website, http://CardioGauge.com for info about calculating risk for heart attack and stroke. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged heart? What causes an enlarged heart, and why are people with enlarged heart more at risk with their health?

What causes an enlarged heart? What causes an enlarged heart, and why are people with enlarged heart more at risk with their health?

Many possibilities: Whenever the heart isn't functioning at full capacity, whether due to a bad valve, weakened muscle, scar from heart attack, prolonged and abnormal rhythms, etc, it enlarges to try to compensate for his incapacity. Other things being equal, the larger the heart, the shorter the life expectancy. ...Read more

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Can an xray of the heart show congestive heart failer?

Can an xray of the heart show congestive heart failer?

CHF: It is not just a x-ray of your heart. It is a chest x-ray. Signs of CHF would include a enlarged heart, prominent hilar vassals or increased markings in the lungs and pleural effusion which are all signs of chf. ...Read more

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What are the physcial symptoms of an enlarged heart please?

What are the physcial symptoms of an enlarged heart please?

CHF: The cause of the enlarged heart and pleural effusion is what dictates the outcome from such a situation. If you have a very weak heart with congestive heart failure and both sides of the heart malfunctioning to cause this, that is very serious. If you have some more benign situation which is also possible could be less serious. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How possible are ecotopic heartbeats an indication of a heart problem?

How possible are ecotopic heartbeats an indication of a heart problem?

Not: 100% of adults have ectopic beats. As an isolated occurrence, they do not indicate disease. ...Read more

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What's the long term effects of the heart rate lowering Bisoprolol 2.5mg in healthy people for Sinus Tachycardia.Can they increase Aortic pressure?

What's the long term effects of  the heart rate lowering Bisoprolol 2.5mg in healthy people for Sinus Tachycardia.Can they increase Aortic pressure?

I know of NO: long term effects from using beta blockers (such as Bisoprolol) for rapid heart rate! They will not increase (and in fact they will DECREASE) the aortic presssure! Hope this helps! Dr z ...Read more

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Does drug taking cause an enlarged heart ?

Does drug taking cause an enlarged heart ?

Yes: Chemo therapeutic drugs like doxorubicin. Cyclophosphamide, antiarrhythmic drugs, beta blockers for hypertension, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anesthetics like old halothane, anti depressives, and few others. The above categories of drugs can potentially induced or exacerbate chf. ...Read more

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Is there cure for a right heart failure and enlargement of the heart disease?

Is there cure for a right heart failure and enlargement of the heart disease?

Right heart failure: Unfortunately there is no cure but it can be contained or controlled with appropriate medications. Right heart failure typically has dependent edema, liver enlargement and increased jugular venous pulsations. ...Read more

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What are the potential risks of a pronounced (enlarged) thyroid?

What are the potential risks of a pronounced (enlarged) thyroid?

Usually none!: Usually a sign of both hypothyroidism, or grave's disease, which causes overactivity. However, both thyroid nodules and malignacy can do this. You need some blood tests, and ultrasound of your thyroid, and perhaps a thyroid biopsy, if indicated. Women are more prone to goiters, usually caused by autoimmune issues! ...Read more

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What kind of heart palpitations could possibly cause a heavy heart beat and throbbing in the back of the neck? Echo shows Ok heart structure.

What kind of heart palpitations could possibly cause a heavy heart beat and throbbing in the back of the neck?  Echo shows Ok heart structure.

Sorry to frustrate: I know you're asking about cardiac conditions. I don't think it was a mistake to investigate - but it is a mistake to persist if there is a null result - especially at your age. Be reassured. Instead - consider a really skilled Health Psychologist who can teach you how to take your health seriously w/out anxiety and unneeded procedures. It can be the best way to feel better. Worth a try! ...Read more

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