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Heart Are Enlarged
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pvcs and tachycardia: Well your questions is really two parts.Firstly tachycardia, which really means rapid heartbeat more then 120 beats per minutes and has many causes which may be from heart disease or other conditions like hyperactive thyroid and certain medications.But pvcs are abnormal beats and are always due to problems in heart, and you need to see a cardiologist, it can be serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some are,some aren't: The presence and severity of underlying heart disease and the type of arrhythmia causing the palpitations will determine if they're benign. It's customary to examine the heart with echo and record the heart's rhythm with ekg and/or prolonged recording devices to determine the nature and safety of the symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes an enlarged heart? What causes an enlarged heart, and why are people with enlarged heart more at risk with their health?
Many possibilities: Whenever the heart isn't functioning at full capacity, whether due to a bad valve, weakened muscle, scar from heart attack, prolonged and abnormal rhythms, etc, it enlarges to try to compensate for his incapacity. Other things being equal, the larger the heart, the shorter the life expectancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palpitations: Palpitations are an awareness of your heart beating, since most of the time we are not aware of our heart. This can be due to a fast heart rate, a slow heart rate, or an irregular heart rate. This can also happen in times of stress or anxiety. There really isn't a good way to diagnose it but they are usually benign if your heart is structurally normal. Would discuss with your primary physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Signs as: Understood by the medical community mean objective findings. As such, signs may not be present. Symptoms, on the other hand, are subjective, viz., pain, pressure, discomfort at the front part of chest , sometimes radiating to arm, jaw, stomach area and commonly during physical exertion. It can also happen while resting. About 40-50% of CAD do nit have symptoms until heart attack actually occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: 1. Shortness of breath with activity 2. Lower extremity edema / fluid retention 3. Weight gain secondary to #2 4. Sleeping on several pillows or upright due to shortness of breath laying flat 5. Waking up in the middle of the night due to shortness of breath. 6. Fatigue with exertional activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pain: There are many symptoms, including chest pain, neck and shoulder pain, shortness of breath, numbness, dizziness and nausea with exercise. Or, there may be no symptoms, which is why we try to limit or treat your risk factors such as high cholesterol, low hdl, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal rhythms may: Palpitations are sensations that there is some abnormality in the heartbeat. They are subjective. Certain heart rhythm problems have genetic causes. Some may be benign and others life threatening. It is best to record the heartbeat at the time of symptoms and get a baseline ECG for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Viral hepatitis, portal vein thrombosis, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver (although liver can be small in cirrhosis) are a few of the many causes. Cirrhosis of the liver can be a result of alcohol abuse, long-term viral hepatitis, many other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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