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Enlarged Left Side Of Heart
My physician said that enlarged heart is typically found in left side of heart. Mine is on the right. Is there a substantial difference?
Yes: Enlargement of the right side of the heart is often due to abnormalities on the left side of the heart. Isolated enlargement of the right heart is uncommon and usually cause by a congenital heart disease such as a shunt, chronic lung disease , or high pressure in the lung circulation( pulmonary hypertension) the latter common in women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiologist: Follow up with a pediatric cardiologist and follow their recommendations. ...Read more
I had pneumonia 3 weeks ago, now I have pain on chest left side. It worsens when I cough or sneeze, I was also told I have a enlarged heart & spleen. ?
71 yr old male , overweight, enlarge heart, having pain under left armpit down side. heart attack or strain muscles. Did do some reaching yesterday.
Seen flash of light in left eye following tingly icy feeling in left side of face, chest, arm, enlarged pupils, shaking. Er only checked heart. Help!
Second opinion: You should return to the er or go to a different er. Your symptoms are concerning. You should also call your primary care doctor. ...Read more
6mm nodule left lung base pleural surface and faint 6mm nodule on left lower sub pleural lobe found from CT. Enlarged heart found on right side. Also very slight alveolitis found in right upper lobe. ?
Intense periodic pain in left side of heart for the past year. What are the steps I should take to deal with this?
Chest pain: Step 1: go see a doctor and be evaluated step 2: depends on step 1. ...Read more
Left side of heart hurts for hrs then goes away and then comes back the next day. Walking sometmes make it hurt more. I do have mild mitral value leak
Chest pain: Till proven otherwise you should assume this is cardiac pain ;plaese get it properly checked ...Read more
Why does intracardiac right to left shunting occur? Since the left side of heart has higher pressure, how can blood from right side flow through?
Shunt: Good observation....We see right to left shunting when the right sided pressure is higher than the left side and a connection is present between the circulations. This is when pulmonary hypertension is present. There are various causes of pulmonary hypertension including late changes in the lung from left to right shunting. ...Read more
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