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How long does it take for a heart to become enlarged?

How long does it take for a heart to become enlarged?

Varies: Severe acute heart problems can lead to an enlarged heart in days. Most chronic heart problems, though, lead to enlarged heart over many months or many years. ...Read more

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47 male.Cardio said my heart is slightly enlarged.I had high BP and cholesterol that required meds.No longer take them due to weight loss/lifestyle changes.Now both are normal.Will my heart decrease?

47 male.Cardio said my heart is slightly enlarged.I had high BP and cholesterol that required meds.No longer take them due to weight loss/lifestyle changes.Now both are normal.Will my heart decrease?

Size doesn't matter: I'm in sports training right now and my heart's big once again. The size of the heart is not a concern. I'm an autopsy pathologist, and 100% of obese people have enlarged hearts simply from carrying the weight. Ditto if you're doing serious athletics. A large heart is no more a liability than a weight-lifter's big biceps -- it's what the enlargement is a marker for. Big or not, you've done well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a heart rythm to go back to normal after a 30 minutes fast walk/jogging? is it normal to still be in the 90 after 45min of finishing exercise?

How long does it take for a heart rythm to go back to normal after a 30 minutes fast walk/jogging? is it normal to still be in the 90 after 45min of finishing exercise?

Hr after exercise: It depends how much you are in shape. Is it the first day of exercise after being not so active for a long time .and also what is your bSeline HR before the exercise . Usually no it does not take that long for hr to return to normal -10-15 min of resting should make you very comfortable , drinking fluids also help . If you have any concerns or not feel right after the exercise , see your PCP and ...Read more

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How long does it take for a heart contusion to heal?

How long does it take for a heart contusion to heal?

Check the lab values: Contusions of the heart itself, when related to trauma vary vastly in terms of severity. Contusions that are clinically important generally have laboratory and EKG signs of injury. The damage is no longer ongoing when lab values cease to keep trending up. The rate at which it takes to return to normal is not entirely clear. Note: this is not the same a fractured sternum.. ...Read more

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How long does it take StrepA to spread to your heart if untreated? Days? Weeks?

How long does it take StrepA to spread to your heart if untreated? Days? Weeks?

Rheumatic Disease: Hi Jessie, Acute rheumatic fever, isn't due to group A strep spreading to the heart. If strep throat remains untreated, the symptoms will resolve, however the bacteria will remain and cause an autoimmune response that can affect the heart within weeks of the initial throat infection. Therefore, it is very important to treat strep throat if it is suspected, or as soon as it is diagnosed. ...Read more

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How long does it take after the heart has stopped for the body to get cold to the touch?

How long does it take after the heart has stopped for the body to get cold to the touch?

30 minutes or more: In a person dying at room temperature, you may notice the body feeling cool at 30 minutes. No one will miss the body feeling cold at 10 hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take for periodental disease to affect heart?

How long does it take for periodental disease to affect heart?

Periodontal disease: Your question should be how do I best take care of my teeth and gums so that I never get periodontal disease that could affect my heart. See your dentist, have your teeth cleaned and checked for gum disease. ANY gum disease can affect your heart. No time is "safe". If you have periodontal disease, seek treatment and be safe. ...Read more

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How long does it take for holes in the heart (of babies) to grow closed?

How long does it take for holes in the heart (of babies) to grow closed?

Usually a few days: Sometimes, it may also take a few months, and in rare cases, it may take longer. Uncommonly, the holes may not fully close and can cause problems in rare cases. ...Read more

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How long does it take for holes in the heart to mend for a baby after birth?

How long does it take for holes in the heart to mend for a baby after birth?

Depends: Depends on the "hole" he has. There are different types of defects, some will never close themselves, and some might partially or fully close, but, again, it depends on the type of defect. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a heart attack?

How long does it take to recover from a heart attack?

Depends: Recovery depends on the size extent, location, type of heart attack and the treatments given at the time. Most people need 1 month of some type of rest and recovery then cardiac rehab for several weeks to months. ...Read more

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