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Is it true that an enlarged heart and an unfolding aorta are very danergrous?

Is it true that an enlarged heart and an unfolding aorta are very danergrous?

Risk high: This findings suggest HTN and atherosclerosis .This can lead to aneurysms of aorta dissection and not to mention heart attack frm other risk factors like diabetes , high cholesterol and hypertension please be under doctors care for follow up and aorta measurements by echo/ cat scan. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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Please tell me if an enlarged heart and an unfolding aorta is very danergrous?

Please tell me if an enlarged heart and an unfolding aorta is very danergrous?

Signs: By themselves, they're not dangerous but they're signs that the individual has arteriosclerosis and underlying heart disease that needs to be further defined and investigated. ...Read more

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What is enlarged heart, and a tortuous aorta?

What is enlarged heart, and a tortuous aorta?

X-Ray Finding: This sounds like a report from a chest x-ray. Chest x-ray can detect whether a heart is enlarged or not. It can also look at the aorta and give a sense of whether the aorta has a normal "smooth" course or a more pronounced one. In and of themselves, these findings don't necessarily mean anything specific, and could need more followup tests. ...Read more

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Can an echocardiogram tell a doctor if someone is at risk for an aortic dissection? Such as an enlarged heart or enlargement of aorta?

Yes: The dissection is a gradual process over years, the size of the dilation of the artery and its rate of change and somewhat its deformity clearly correlate with risk and a normal sized one doesn't have risk. ...Read more

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Is an enlarged heart bad?

Is an enlarged heart bad?

Possibly: Depending on the cause and severity. See your doctor or cardiologist for further evaluation. ...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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What's an enlarged heart big from?

What's an enlarged heart big from?

Hypertension: Hypertensiom is most common cause but there are many others. An echocardiogram & cardiology consultation should be undertaken. ...Read more

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Enlarged heart --what are symptoms?

Enlarged heart --what are symptoms?

Depends: An enlarged heart detected on cxr could be entirely asymptomatic. The most common cause is a thickened heart muscle due to hypertension. Rarer is a cardiomyopathy or a weakened heart. Those could be associated with signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure, namely shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, swelling in legs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an enlarged heart i might feel?

What are the symptoms of an enlarged heart i might feel?

Depends on cause.: You may not feel anything other than excercise intolerance, shortness of breath on excertion when the ejection fraction is low or the pulmonary artery pressures are high. Your heart may be enlarged on echocardiography because of cardiomyopathy. That is not a good finding with or without symptoms. In many occations symptoms occur too late. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a person die from an enlarged heart?

Please tell me, could a person die from an enlarged heart?

Enlarged heart: In general an 'enlarged heart' implies something is wrong with the heart. This can be because of genetics, infection, high blood pressure, valve disease, ischemic heart disease, poisons, etc. It is certainly possible to die from an enlarged heart depending on the cause and the severity of the abnormalities. ...Read more

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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


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