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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Left Side Of Heart

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My physician said that enlarged heart is typically found in left side of heart. Mine is on the right. Is there a substantial difference?

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 more

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What can I do if I've been told his left side of my seven year old's heart is enlarged?

What can I do if I've been told his left side of my seven year old's heart is enlarged?

Cardiologist: Follow up with a pediatric cardiologist and follow their recommendations. ...Read more

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An ECG showed that my heart is slightly enlarged on the left side. Is this worrying?

An ECG showed that my heart is slightly enlarged on the left side. Is this worrying?

LVH?: If you are talking about voltage criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy, i will recommend a 2d echocardiogram to assess the diastolic capacity of your heart. Most common cause is uncontrolled hypertension. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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. ?

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. ?

Return to doctor: Why are your heart and spleen enlarged? You have recently seen a doctor. Go back. We don't have enough information to give you useful advice. ...Read more

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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. ?

Nodule: A 6mm nodule is a relatively common finding. Many times these are benign resulting from old infections or exposures. It becomes more worrisome in a smoker, and regardless should have a follow up cat scan in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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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?

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