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Herbal Treatment For Enlarged Heart
My son now has an enlarged heart. Could that be caused by the previous treatment that cured his wpw?
Unlikely: The typical treatment for wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is radio-ablation of an electrical pathway in the heart. Complication rates for the procedure range from 1.5% - 4% in the literature, but rarely lead to an enlarged heart. More likely however is a genetic association between WPW and congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Talk with your pediatrician or family doctor about genetic testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?
Cardiomegaly: Read this: http://www.Webmd.Com/heart-disease/guide/enlarged-heart-causes-symptoms-types.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
My mom was just told she has an enlarged heart. They said she wasn't able to get her gastric surgery b/c of it. Anything i can do to help her?
Yes: Get another opinion from a bariatric surgeon that is a center of excellence. They usually are able to perform surgery on higher risk patients. ...Read more
Has an enlarged heart, stress test abnormal Dr said wasn't enough info b/c I wasn't on treadmill long enough, HR increased to goal too quick. Means?
Could mean...: "Cardiomegaly" and a heart rate rising too quickly with exercise could mean that you have a dilated cardiomyopathy, a process whereby the heart muscle has weakened and then enlarged. Such cases will exhibit rapid rises in heart rate with minimal activity. Best thing is to get it checked out with an echocardiogram, an ultrasound study of the heart that confirms or refutes heart enlargement ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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