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Is it bad for fetus to have an enlarged heart?

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

Dr. Michael Perez
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Enlarged Heart (Definition)

The heart is larger than normal, typically greater that 5.7 cm internally during filling phase. A thickened heart muscle (hypertrophy) of greater Than 1.1 cm may give the appearance of an enlarged ...Read more


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Why would my fetus have an enlarged heart? Did I do something wrong?

Why would my fetus have an enlarged heart? Did I do something wrong?

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

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How bad is angina and enlarged heart?

How bad is angina and enlarged heart?

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

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Is an enlarged heart bad?

Is an enlarged heart bad?

Possibly: Depending on the cause and severity. See your doctor or cardiologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have diabetes and was recently told I have an enlarged heart and am on medication for it. How dangerous is this?

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

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Can you tell me if I could have an enlarged heart due to exercise?

Can you tell me if I could have an enlarged heart due to exercise?

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

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What to do if I have an enlarged heart. I've heard it never shrinks. Is this true?

What to do if I have an enlarged heart. I've heard it never shrinks. Is this true?

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

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What do you suggest if I have an enlarged heart. I've heard it never shrinks. Is this true?

What do you suggest if I have an enlarged heart. I've heard it never shrinks. Is this true?

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

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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?

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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I have an enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

I have an enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Good meds and oxygen: Common in severe copd. This is caused by pulmonary hypertension from possible hypoxia. I would rec for you to follow up with your md. Use your inhalers and have them check your oxygen levels at rest/walking and sleeping. Watch for leg swelling as well. ...Read more

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I just found out that I have an enlarged heart with pleural effusion. Is this serious?

I just found out that I have an enlarged heart with pleural effusion. Is this serious?

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

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I have an enlarged heart. I also have frequent palpitations. What would be treatment forward be?

Need evaluation: Please check why there is cardiac enlargement. This need further evaluation and treatment. Knowing the reason of cardiomegaly determines the cause and treatments ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need Cardiac consult: How was your enlarged heart diagnosed? If from an chest Xray for some other reason, you should get a referral to a cardiologist who would do an echo to determine your heart health. In general, athletes have stronger hearts. Good luck ...Read more

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If I have an enlarged heart and kidneys leaking protein (48 years old), what are my options?

If I have an enlarged heart and kidneys leaking protein (48 years old), what are my options?

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

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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.

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

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Once you have an enlarged heart and pulmonary edema, will it go away?

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

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If I have an enlarged heart due to hypertension along with angina, palpitations and breathlessness, does this mean I have heart disease?

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

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What are some of the symptoms of an enlarged heart?

What are some of the symptoms of an enlarged heart?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged heart?

Enlarged: The heart is larger than normal, typically greater that 5.7 cm internally during filling phase. A thickened heart muscle (hypertrophy) of greater Than 1.1 cm may give the appearance of an enlarged heart on an x-ray ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of enlarged heart?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of enlarged heart?

DOE: Breathlessness with walking and easy fatigueability are the commonest symptoms. Depending on the severity, there may be other symptoms as well. ...Read more

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How is heart enlargement treated?

How is heart enlargement treated?

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

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What are the symptoms of heart enlargement?

What are the symptoms of heart enlargement?

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

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Heart enlargement, why and how does it happen?

Heart enlargement, why and how does it happen?

Heart enlargement: This is a response to pressure or volume loads on the heart. Sometimes it is a genetically driven process. ...Read more

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What would be the effects of heart enlargement?

Let me explain: Enlargement of the heart is a disease that weakens and enlarges your heart muscle. Makes it harder for your heart to pump blood and deliver it to the rest of your body. Which could can lead to heart failure. ...Read more

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How should a patient with enlarged heart behave?

How should a patient with enlarged heart behave?

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

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Docs, could a person die from an enlarged heart?

Docs, could a person die from an enlarged heart?

Enlarged heart: There are many causes possible for an enlarged heart. Some of those heart enlargement conditions could potentially cause death. ...Read more

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How to reverse heart enlargement and make it smaller?

How to reverse heart enlargement and make it smaller?

Enlarged heart: The answer depends on the cause of the enlarged heart and whether it is acute or chronic. A cardiologist with knowledge of your condition can address your concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Perez
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Heart Enlargement (Definition)

Heart enlargement is a clinical finding in which the heart is larger than normal. This is typically a result of heart failure or ...Read more