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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?
Yes: 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
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