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Is it bad for fetus to have an enlarged heart?

Is it bad for fetus to have an enlarged heart?

Need evaluation: Enlarged heart detected requires further evaluation. Majority causes of fetal cardiomegaly are cardiac and anemic in origin. It carried high-perinatal mortality depending on the causes. Cardiac structure development is complex and critical. If an enlarged heart is detected, fetal cardiac ultrasound and laboratory testing indicated to determine cause. ...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


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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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What are the symptoms of an enlarged heart i might feel?

What are the symptoms of an enlarged heart i might feel?

Depends on cause.: You may not feel anything other than excercise intolerance, shortness of breath on excertion when the ejection fraction is low or the pulmonary artery pressures are high. Your heart may be enlarged on echocardiography because of cardiomyopathy. That is not a good finding with or without symptoms. In many occations symptoms occur too late. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a person die from an enlarged heart?

Please tell me, could a person die from an enlarged heart?

Enlarged heart: In general an 'enlarged heart' implies something is wrong with the heart. This can be because of genetics, infection, high blood pressure, valve disease, ischemic heart disease, poisons, etc. It is certainly possible to die from an enlarged heart depending on the cause and the severity of the abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are the physcial symptoms of an enlarged heart please?

What are the physcial symptoms of an enlarged heart please?

CHF: The cause of the enlarged heart and pleural effusion 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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Need expert help here. What are the causes an enlarged heart?

Need expert help here. What are the causes an enlarged heart?

Many things: Any disorder that results in impaired pumping capacity of the heart (reduced ejection fraction) or end-diastolic volume overload (such as mitral or aortic insufficiency) can result in left ventricular enlargement. Cardiac enlargement can also follow enlargement of other chambers - for other reasons, too numerous to list here. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an enlarged heart? How is this treated?

What are the symptoms of an enlarged heart? How is this treated?

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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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

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Heart enlargement, why and how does it happen?

Heart enlargement, why and how does it happen?

Heart enlargement: This is a response to pressure or volume loads on the heart. Sometimes it is a genetically driven process. ...Read more

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If someone has heart enlargement what are the symptoms?

If someone has heart enlargement what are the symptoms?

Heart enlargement: Heart enlargement itself usually does not cause symptoms, but it is usually a prelude to congestive heart failure, which results in the symptoms of shortness of breath on exertion, and fatigue and swelling of the ankles due to retention of fluids. The main reason we treat asymptomatic hypertension is to prevent heart enlargement and vascular disease like coronary and cerebral blockages. ...Read more

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Enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Depends: About 40% of patient with COPD can have a common form of heart failure which can be improved with a variety of medications. There is a smaller group of patients that have heart failure involving their right heart and those patient require special attention. You should make an appt with a pulmonologist to discuss the various treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the cause of an enlarged heart on xray?

What is the cause of an enlarged heart on xray?

You can no diagnose: Can not find the cause of enlarge heart on chest xray you need a history, physical exam for any murmur, BP check, you may have to do ekg, echcardiogram etc to find the exact cause.Enlarge heart can be due to 1 hypertension 2valvular heart disease 3 cardiomyopathy 4ischemic heart disease 5congenital heart disease 6pulmonary hypertension 7anemia 8thyroid disease 9 hemochromatosis 10arrythmias 11amyloi. ...Read more

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Can someone die from an enlarged heart on xray?

Can someone die from an enlarged heart on xray?

No...: An enlarged heart alone doesnt predict mortality. It really depends on your age and condition. Best case scenario the x-ray may have been poorly done, worst case scenario its a condition that should be followed up with a cardiologist. Many variables that detemine prognosis is; age, what exactly is causing the enlarged heart, symptoms, how strong the heart is pumping etc. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the cure for heart enlargement with pain?

What is the cure for heart enlargement with pain?

A heart transplant: The only cure for endstage heart failure is a cardiac transplant. Any other therapy only provides temporary measures. If you have stage 4 failure, i hope the current treatments are providing relief and that you are on a transplant list. Consult doc regularly. I wish you the best of luck. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

I have an enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Good meds and oxygen: Common in severe copd. This is caused by pulmonary hypertension from possible hypoxia. I would rec for you to follow up with your md. Use your inhalers and have them check your oxygen levels at rest/walking and sleeping. Watch for leg swelling as well. ...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