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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
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