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Remedies For Heart Enlargement
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is cardiomegaly the enlargement of the cardiac tissue or the dilation of the heart (increase in the volume/space)? confused
Can an echocardiogram tell a doctor if someone is at risk for an aortic dissection? Such as an enlarged heart or enlargement of aorta?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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