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I've been diagnosed with lvh. Is heart enlargement reversible?

I've been diagnosed with lvh. Is heart enlargement reversible?

Yes: Lvh, or left ventricular hypertrophy, means the walls of the heart have thickened due to generation of excess muscle. This is usually caused by chronic hypertension, and many studies have shown that with aggressive blood pressure control, LVH can regress. There is even evidence that the risk of heart attack and congestive heart failure decreases if the LVH reverses. ...Read more

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Cardiomegaly (Definition)

This one's simple. Cardiomegaly is simply an enlarged heart. Many things can cause it and a more specific description would involve knowing a lot more about ...Read more


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Will exercise, sex, or drug use trigger heart enlargement or cardiomegaly?

Drugs can: There are many drugs associated with an enlarged heart. Some common ones...Alcohol can cause a dilated cardiomyopathy (the walls of the heart are stretched out and thin). Cocaine can cause heart attacks and "dead" areas of muscle in the wall, making the heart weaker and stretched out too. And any drug that causes high blood pressure can make the muscle wall thickened and the heart bigger that way. ...Read more

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Can an EKG show heart enlargement?

Can an EKG show heart enlargement?

Ecg: Ecg shows electrical activity, it can suggest heart enlargement but isn't an anatomic study. ...Read more

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What is the cure for heart enlargement, chest pain?

What is the cure for heart enlargement, chest pain?

Heart enlargement: Chest pain and heart enlargement is not a good combination. If your heart is enlarged you may have congestive heart failure already. But start hurting in the chest you need to be checked for any coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Would an ECG show right sided heart enlargement or signs of a problem if the right side was enlarged?

Would an ECG show right sided heart enlargement or signs of a problem if the right side was enlarged?

Yes it could: There are several changes on ECG that might indicate right sided chamber enlargement or strain. This may be acutely or chronically. What you may be asking is could these right sided abnormalities occur without ECG changes and yes that might happen too. An echocardiogram would help clarify, if there is a significant suspicion of right sided abnormalities. ...Read more

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Too much cholesterol and high uric acid in the blood can cause heart enlargement? my heart enlarged a liitle bit. im suffering from high blood.130/100

Too much cholesterol and high uric acid in the blood can cause heart enlargement? my heart enlarged a liitle bit. im suffering from high blood.130/100

No: Uric acid is a marker for heart disease but does not cause heart disease. Elevated cholesterol at your age ( unless you have an inherited form with very high levels) is probably not the cause. See a cardiologist. At your age an inherited valve problem, viral infection, neurologic disease, or autoimmune disease are the likely cause. This can also be normal if you are athletic. ...Read more

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Pulmonary hypertension. Would symptoms present before right sided heart enlargement began?

Pulmonary hypertension. Would symptoms present before right sided heart enlargement began?

PH: While symptoms of pulmonary hypertension (ph) often correlate with right ventricular size and function, it possible to have symptoms, particularly with heavy exertion, early in the disease state. ...Read more

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Can an echocardiogram tell a doctor if someone is at risk for an aortic dissection? Such as an enlarged heart or enlargement of aorta?

Can an echocardiogram tell a doctor if someone is at risk for an aortic dissection? Such as an enlarged heart or enlargement of aorta?

Yes: The dissection is a gradual process over years, the size of the dilation of the artery and its rate of change and somewhat its deformity clearly correlate with risk and a normal sized one doesn't have risk. ...Read more

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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


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Enlarged Heart (Definition)

An enlarged heart is a clinical finding in which the heart is larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can ...Read more