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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

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 physician said that enlarged heart is typically found in left side of heart. Mine is on the right. Is there a substantial difference?

My physician said that enlarged heart is typically found in left side of heart. Mine is on the right. Is there a substantial difference?

Yes: Enlargement of the right side of the heart is often due to abnormalities on the left side of the heart. Isolated enlargement of the right heart is uncommon and usually cause by a congenital heart disease such as a shunt, chronic lung disease , or high pressure in the lung circulation( pulmonary hypertension) the latter common in women. ...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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I had pneumonia 3 weeks ago, now I have pain on chest left side. It worsens when I cough or sneeze, I was also told I have a enlarged heart & spleen. ?

I had pneumonia 3 weeks ago, now I have pain on chest left side. It worsens when I cough or sneeze, I was also told I have a enlarged heart & spleen. ?

Return to doctor: Why are your heart and spleen enlarged? You have recently seen a doctor. Go back. We don't have enough information to give you useful advice. ...Read more

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I have pulmonary htn. R side heart enlargement and sleep apnea. I have tried diligently to wear a bpap but can not tolerate it. Is there anything else?

I have pulmonary htn. R side heart enlargement and sleep apnea. I have tried diligently to wear a bpap but can not tolerate it. Is there anything else?

Ask sleep Dr: Ask the doctor who Rx'd the bpap for alternatives. Many can't get comfortable w/ them. If overweight - do your best to reduce. It's a big decision, but some do obtain surgical help if the problem is related to such a fix. Finally, a health psychologist might help you expand your tolerance ability. We do what we need to do to stay healthy and alive. It's what we admire in survivors! ...Read more

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6mm nodule left lung base pleural surface and faint 6mm nodule on left lower sub pleural lobe found from CT. Enlarged heart found on right side. Also very slight alveolitis found in right upper lobe. ?

Nodule: A 6mm nodule is a relatively common finding. Many times these are benign resulting from old infections or exposures. It becomes more worrisome in a smoker, and regardless should have a follow up cat scan in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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What would be the effects of heart enlargement?

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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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?

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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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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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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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

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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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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

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Can high dosages of preworkout lead to enlarged heart?

Can high dosages of preworkout lead to enlarged heart?

Tachycardia: Not safe to overdo. Does cause heart. Rhythm disturbances. You can only drive a car at. CertIn max speed, beyond which it goes out of control. Same with our hearts too. ...Read more

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If someone has heart enlargement what are the symptoms?

If someone has heart enlargement what are the symptoms?

Heart enlargement: Heart enlargement itself usually does not cause symptoms, but it is usually a prelude to congestive heart failure, which results in the symptoms of shortness of breath on exertion, and fatigue and swelling of the ankles due to retention of fluids. The main reason we treat asymptomatic hypertension is to prevent heart enlargement and vascular disease like coronary and cerebral blockages. ...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