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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
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
Depends om severity: Not sure on severity but both are not good. Angina may be stable or unstable. Enlarged heart can be due to many things but ischemic or poor circulation most common in usa. Medications may help relieve symptoms on both. Need to determine severity and see cardiologist. ...Read more
My pa pressure is 65, how bad is that? I also have a enlarged heart, chest pressure, lung scarring from a blood clot in each lung. Will I die soon?
Depend on severity: You have severe pulmonary hypertension. Many causes, but by your history probably due to pulmonary embolism. Can be idiopathic, due to left heart disease, lung disease, thromboembolic disease and multifactorial. Treatment include oxygen, anticiagulation, diuretics, ca blockers, phosphodiesterase inhibitors, inhaled nitric oxide, prostacyclin. Talk to your doctor, if severe, surgery is an option. ...Read more
I have diabetes and was recently told I have an enlarged heart and am on medication for it. How dangerous is this?
Depend on severity: Need to have tight control on your diabetes. Also how was enlarge d heart diagnosed? If on echocardiogram then see a heart doctor as well. Also depends on medications you are on. Some are for the heart but also protect kidneys with a diabetic. Need to talk to your md and possible see heart md. ...Read more
Maybe: An echocardiogram would show whether or not the cardiac muscle is thick (hypertrophied). If it is thickened and you are a very serious athlete, the only sure way to prove that it is from exercise is to stop exercising for several months and see if it improves. If not, then there may be other genetic reasons for the hypertrophy, and that would need attention from a cardiologist. ...Read more
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
Depends: It depends on the cause but, in general, enlarged hearts do tend to remain enlarged. There are exceptions, however. The cause must be ascertained and addressed. For example, aortic insufficiency can be ameliorated with valve replacement. Some forms of dilated cardiomyopathy are reversible with time and medication. ...Read more
If you have an enlarged heart will it shrink back to a normal size if you change your lifestyle to a healthy one, including back to normal weight?
An enlarge heart is a condition that could be treated with medications and life style changes.
Please find the helpful article from mayo clinic.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/enlarged-heart/ds01129. ...Read more
I have an enlarged heart and it keeps skipping a beat but at hospital all test showed normal. Is this still something to worry about?
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
Iam athlete run/bike weightlift and I have an enlarged heart following a Paleolithic diet, since the hearts a muscle does this mean my heart is strong?
Symptoms: You should discuss with your doctor your situation. The cause (s) of the heart and renal abnormalities will dictate the treatment and the prognosis. The options will be part of your consultation and you should be sure you get a description and discussion of your problems and options. ...Read more
What does it mean if you have an enlarged heart, an the doctor. Says that they have found a glow on the heart x rays.
Echocardiogram: An enlarged heart simply means that there is something wrong. It should be followed up with an echocardiogram which will accurately determine the size of each of the chambers and provide useful information as to the cause of the enlargement, if that is, in fact, confirmed. ...Read more
Yes, possible: Depending on the cause of your enlarged heart, if they underlying abnormality is corrected, then yes the heart can go back to normal size with correct medicines, espeiclly in a young person. For instance, tachycardic cardiomyopathy due to atrial fibrillation can be reversed. Control heart rate, take ACE inhib, betablocker, and I have seen complete resolution. See a cardiologist. Make sure TSH nl. ...Read more
If I have an enlarged heart due to hypertension along with angina, palpitations and breathlessness, does this mean I have heart disease?
Yes.: All heart disease is not created equal, however. Generally, when we talk about heart disease we are speaking if coronary artery disease, which at your tender years, you don't have. You could have a congenital cardiomyopathy or a viral cardiomyopathy of myopathy based on essential hypertension. An enlarged heart and high blood pressure is "heart disease". Talk with your cardiologist for clarifying. ...Read more
I had stevens johnsons syndrome from sulfa- Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). .. I now have an enlarged heart and am retaining water. What is the safest water pill for me?
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
DOE: Breathlessness with walking and easy fatigueability are the commonest symptoms. Depending on the severity, there may be other symptoms as well. ...Read more
Enlarged Heart: Treatment depends on the cause of enlargement. Common causes of an enlarged and weakened heart include high blood pressure (control blood pressure), coronary artery disease/heart attacks (treat coronary artery disease), valvular heart disease (usually repair valve), arrhythmia (control rapid heart beating), and alcohol. Sometimes, no specific cause can be found for an enlarged weakened heart. ...Read more
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
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 more