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

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

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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My son now has an enlarged heart. Could that be caused by the previous treatment that cured his wpw?

My son now has an enlarged heart. Could that be caused by the previous treatment that cured his wpw?

Unlikely: The typical treatment for wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is radio-ablation of an electrical pathway in the heart. Complication rates for the procedure range from 1.5% - 4% in the literature, but rarely lead to an enlarged heart. More likely however is a genetic association between WPW and congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Talk with your pediatrician or family doctor about genetic testing. ...Read more

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Is there accupressure treatment for enlarged heart valve with breathing difficulty?

Is there accupressure treatment for enlarged heart valve with breathing difficulty?

Stress/calm/balance: Although you can use acupressure to help calm yourself -it is not a treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?

What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?

Meds for cirrhosis: Not much to offer, other than liver transplantation. These classes of medications help somewhat - diuretics, some beta blockers and lactulose. Tips is a procedure that is done for alleviating portal hypertension in cirrhosis. ...Read more

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

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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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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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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I've had hyperthyroidism for five years now. My latest ECG sinus tachycardia and slight left heart enlargement...What can I do or need to be aware of?

I've had hyperthyroidism for five years now. My latest ECG sinus tachycardia and slight left heart enlargement...What can I do or need to be aware of?

Echo, treat thyroid: Hyperthyroidism for extended time periods can produce both sinus tachycardia and hypertension. Hypothyroid states typically cause slo heart rates but hypertension can also be seen. High BP can result in cardiac hypertrophy (lvh), that can show up as heart enlargement. Over time this process can cause increased risk for arrhythmia/heart failure, and needs to be monitored closely. ...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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Is an enlarged heart harmful?

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

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What's an enlarged heart big from?

What's an enlarged heart big from?

Hypertension: Hypertensiom is most common cause but there are many others. An echocardiogram & cardiology consultation should be undertaken. ...Read more

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Enlarged heart --what are symptoms?

Enlarged heart --what are symptoms?

Depends: An enlarged heart detected on cxr could be entirely asymptomatic. The most common cause is a thickened heart muscle due to hypertension. Rarer is a cardiomyopathy or a weakened heart. Those could be associated with signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure, namely shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, swelling in legs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an enlarged heart i might feel?

What are the symptoms of an enlarged heart i might feel?

Depends on cause.: You may not feel anything other than excercise intolerance, shortness of breath on excertion when the ejection fraction is low or the pulmonary artery pressures are high. Your heart may be enlarged on echocardiography because of cardiomyopathy. That is not a good finding with or without symptoms. In many occations symptoms occur too late. ...Read more

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


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