Top
10
Doctor insights on: Enlarged Heart Prognosis

Share
1

1
I have moderate pulmonary hypertension, enlarged heart, what can I expect? What is the prognosis? Please give me your opinion.

I have moderate pulmonary hypertension, enlarged heart, what can I expect? What is the prognosis? Please give me your opinion.

Need more info: Pulm HTN is a complex syndrome, and it can be the result of a number of diseases, or it can be "idiopathic". Given your age and gender, a lot of things are potentially treatable, but you likely need more evaluation. You need a lung doc. I don't know of any in athens, but i know several in zanesville. I could also see you in columbus, if you were willing to make the trip. ...Read more

Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Can "slightly" enlarged heart be normal?

Can "slightly" enlarged heart be normal?

Probably not: Heart size can be over-estimated by imaging such as x-ray. Echocardiography & MRI are the best methods. Enlarged heart is reported based on values from normal individuals. Depending on the size of the person or in athletic individuals, slightly enlarged heart may be normal. Symptoms, other echo findings & coexisting conditions determine importance of this finding. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more

7

7
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

8

8
Can an enlarged heart develope in one day ?

Can an enlarged heart develope in one day ?

You wouldn't expect : but it can ! (rarely) Extraordinary stress (I've seen it once when someone was lied to that their child was killed) can cause immediate (temporary!) heart failure. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19039766 also, Cocaine OD Fluid overload...but ...it's got to be a lot. Oh, and blown out ventricle... like a bad tire wall...this can happen as a rare complication of a heart attack. ...Read more

9

9
Can you tell me how common is an enlarged heart?

Can you tell me how common is an enlarged heart?

Not uncommon: An enlarged heart is usually related to heart failure. It it seen in patients with high blood pressure, and some types of leaky valves. It is rarely a normal variant. ...Read more

10

10
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

Dr. Michael Perez
230 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Michael Perez
207 doctors shared insights

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