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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

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...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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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

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What are symptoms of an enlarged heart or can you tell?

What are symptoms of an enlarged heart or can you tell?

Depends: Enlarged heart can mean many different thinks: uncontrolled hypertension, prio heart attack, alcohol toxicity, heart failure, certain viral infections. So symptoms or lock of symptoms depend on etiology and severety of the "enlarged heart". Medically called: cardiomegaly, lvh, cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to deacrese enlarged heart to more. Normal?

Is it possible to deacrese enlarged heart to more. Normal?

Yes: There is studies showing that depending on the cause some hypertrophic heart disease or enlarged heart can regress if cause is corrected such as stop drinking, treat blood pressure, stop using Cocaine or treat thyroid problems and irregular heart rhythms such tachycardia. ...Read more

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What happens to a child with an enlarged heart as he grows up?

What happens to a child with an enlarged heart as he grows up?

Need to know cause: An "enlarged" heart is not always a problem. As others have answered, athletes have "enlarged" hearts. On the other hand, all sorts of heart conditions can lead to an enlarged heart; some may be relatively minor while others are life-threatening. Please discuss this issue with a pediatrician/pediatric cardiologist as the answer depends on the specific cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged heart. I've heard it never shrinks. Is this true?

What to do if I have an enlarged heart. I've heard it never shrinks. Is this true?

Enlarged heart: 'Enlarged heart' is a generic terminology. What it means and what happens with it depends on what kind of enlargement is present and the reason for the enlargement. Endurance athletes have a physiologic enlargement of their hearts, pathologic cardiac enlargement is caused by many conditions and can have various courses of evolution. ...Read more

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How should a patient with enlarged heart behave?

How should a patient with enlarged heart behave?

Normally: All fat people, almost all people with inadequately treated high blood pressure, most people whose hearts are beginning to fail, and all serious aerobic athletes have enlarged hearts. In addition, there are a variety of illnesses that produce heart enlargment. As in the other answer, there's no one-size-fits-all piece of guidance -- just be proactive and learn about your own situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to reverse heart enlargement and make it smaller?

How to reverse heart enlargement and make it smaller?

Enlarged heart: The answer depends on the cause of the enlarged heart and whether it is acute or chronic. A cardiologist with knowledge of your condition can address your concerns. ...Read more

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Why would my fetus have an enlarged heart? Did I do something wrong?

Why would my fetus have an enlarged heart? Did I do something wrong?

Possibly: Majority causes of fetal cardiomegaly is cardiac and anemic in origin. It carried high-perinatal mortality depending on the causes. Structural heart defect or congenital heart disease could have genetic or familial causes, but it would not be something that the mother is directly responsible other than genetics which she cannot control. Enlarged heart has been linked to fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more

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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

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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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Is there any chance that the heart enlargement be back to normal if is treated?

Is there any chance that the heart enlargement be back to normal if is treated?

Yes: It depends on the cause for enlargement, the duration, and the presence or absence of continued stimuli for enlargement. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that causes an enlarged heart, besides smoking and hbp?

What are some reasons that causes an enlarged heart, besides smoking and hbp?

Enlarged heart: Enlarged heart has many causes. There are congenital causes, infectious causes, valve problems. There are inflammatory disease problems also. Marathon runners and other endurance athletes get enlarged hearts. Lots of potential causes............... ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dad has an enlarged heart at age 69. what are the dos and don'ts?

What do you suggest if my dad has an enlarged heart at age 69. what are the dos and don'ts?

Eval?: Having an enlarged heart indicates a problem but it's not a diagnosis. He should have a full cardiac evaluation to search for treatable causes. ...Read more

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Would an EKG show an enlarged heart?

Would an EKG show an enlarged heart?

ECG: Ecg shows electrical activity, it doesn't image heart size. Some ECG recordings can suggest enlarged heart, but the sensitivity and specificity is low. ...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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Enlarged heart, high bp. What's my life expectancy?

Enlarged heart, high bp. What's 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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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
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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