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Enlarged Heart Chamber Treatment
My son now has an enlarged heart. Could that be caused by the previous treatment that cured his wpw?
Unlikely: The typical treatment for wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is radio-ablation of an electrical pathway in the heart. Complication rates for the procedure range from 1.5% - 4% in the literature, but rarely lead to an enlarged heart. More likely however is a genetic association between WPW and congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Talk with your pediatrician or family doctor about genetic testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?
My partner has an enlarged heart, irregular heartbeat and one chamber is 30%. Does he need a pacemaker? Valves ok.
Cardiomegaly: Read this: http://www.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/guide/enlarged-heart-causes-symptoms-types.Get a more detailed answer ›
A heart transplant: The only cure for endstage heart failure is a cardiac transplant. Any other therapy only provides temporary measures. If you have stage 4 failure, i hope the current treatments are providing relief and that you are on a transplant list. Consult doc regularly. I wish you the best of luck. ...Read more
My husband has just been diagnosed with an enlarged heart he is very frightened that this is a death sentence can you live a long life if treated?
Sure: It all depends on the cause. As a physician to elite athletes, almost every heart i examine is a big one. Actually, mine is too from my fitness activities. All untreated hypertensive and (in a recent autopsy series) all fat people have big hearts. I've noticed that bodybuilders who aren't real athletes have big ones as well. One more time in which "size isn't the real issue!" glad you asked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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