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Enlarged heart, high bp. Whats my life expectancy?

Enlarged heart, high bp. Whats my life expectancy?

Depends: Your high BP may have caused the enlarged heart condition called hypertrophy. If you can control your blood pressure especially with an anti-hypertenisve agent called an ace inhibitor, then you life expectancy can be good. However if you persist with an elevated bp, then your life expectancy will decrease as you will increase your risk for a herat attack, stroke or severe cardiac disease. ...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


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Enlarged heart on cxr. Will it affect life expectancy?

Enlarged heart on cxr. Will it affect life expectancy?

Depends: Sometimes enlarged heart is called on cxr , but cardiac evaluation reveal no structural abnormalities. If that is case, life expectancy should not be affected. But if there is structural heart diseaein form of thickened heart muscle, weakened heart muscle, valvular, congenital, or coronary vascular disease, then life expectancy would be affected. ...Read more

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If you we're born with an enlarged heart an it's grown bigger over time how much life expectancy do you have to live?

If you we're born with an enlarged heart  an it's grown bigger over time how much life expectancy do you have to live?

Depends: Cardiomegaly isn't a diagnosis. It can be caused by a broad range of things, like birth defects, problems with transition from the fetal circulation, heart rhythm problems, fetal medication exposure or intrauterine infection. Longterm outcomes with respect to symptoms, life expectancy and any need for treatment, intervention or activity restrictions all depend on the specific heart condition. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is an enlarged heart dangerous? Could someone live a normal life?

Is an enlarged heart dangerous? Could someone live a normal life?

CHF: The cause of the enlarged heart 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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What are some of the symptoms of an enlarged heart?

What are some of the symptoms of an enlarged heart?

Enlarged heart: An abnormally enlarged heart is called a dilated cardiomyopathy. Symptoms are typically those of heart failure, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness, fluid retention, and sometimes chest pain or palpitations. You should see (and be followed by) a cardiologist, if you have an abnormally enlarged heart. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of enlarged heart?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of enlarged heart?

DOE: Breathlessness with walking and easy fatigueability are the commonest symptoms. Depending on the severity, there may be other symptoms as well. ...Read more

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How is heart enlargement treated?

How is heart enlargement treated?

Enlarged Heart: Treatment depends on the cause of enlargement. Common causes of an enlarged and weakened heart include high blood pressure (control blood pressure), coronary artery disease/heart attacks (treat coronary artery disease), valvular heart disease (usually repair valve), arrhythmia (control rapid heart beating), and alcohol. Sometimes, no specific cause can be found for an enlarged weakened heart. ...Read more

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How bad is angina and enlarged heart?

How bad is angina and enlarged heart?

Depends om severity: Not sure on severity but both are not good. Angina may be stable or unstable. Enlarged heart can be due to many things but ischemic or poor circulation most common in usa. Medications may help relieve symptoms on both. Need to determine severity and see cardiologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart enlargement?

What are the symptoms of heart enlargement?

Heart failure?: Not all enlarge heart are failing hearts. Not all enlarge hearts have symptoms. A marathon runner may have an enlarge healthy heart. An echocardiogram will diagnosed any structural problem. And classify the enlarged failing heart as diastolic vs systolic dysfunction if any dysfunction at all. ...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