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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...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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Why might be signs of cardiomegaly?

Why might be signs of cardiomegaly?

None per se: Cardiomegaly simply means heart enlargement, which is a physiologic compensatory mechanism. By itself, it may have no symptoms. It's the cause of the cardiomegaly that needs to be defined, and then the appropriate treatment options become evident. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My brother having cardiomyopathy, cardiomegaly last time we visited doctor he told that -xray report is improved , is this sign of signicant improvement?

My brother having cardiomyopathy, cardiomegaly last time we visited doctor he told that -xray report is improved , is this sign of signicant improvement?

Echocardiogram: Better way to follow cardiomyopathy is by doing echovardiogram or ultrasound of the heart which is a better way to follow .We can get ef or ejection fraction which is considered normal if its above 60%.In pts with cardiomyopathy ef is reduced & it can be followed to see improvement with treament. ...Read more

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Can getting pneumonia/pneumothorax be the cause of cardiomegaly and tachycardia if there were no symptoms previous to the illness?

Can getting pneumonia/pneumothorax be the cause of cardiomegaly and tachycardia if there were no symptoms previous to the illness?

Cardiomegaly: Cardiomegaly needs specific diagnosis and treatment ,can be due to a large number of causes and maybe independent of any infectious chest complaint;get full evaluation as your life expectancy is very much reduced unless appropriately managed. ...Read more

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If a has 2 heart attacks before a year & now cardiomegaly & lungs filled with fluid means symptoms of conngestive heart failure. Will he survive?

If a has 2 heart attacks before a year & now cardiomegaly & lungs filled with fluid means symptoms of conngestive heart failure. Will he survive?

It depends: Heart attacks can lead to congestive heart failure because of a loss of heart muscle. This can result in a decrease in the squeezing function of the heart. This is turn can lead to fluid building up in the lungs causing shortness of breath. Heart failure can be treated with appropriate medications and diet restrictions. Your cardiologist would be in a better position to give you an assessment. ...Read more

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Why signs of splenomegaly and cardiomegaly in cases of sickle cell disease?

Sickled RBC's: The spleen not only helps in processing antigens to help wbc's fight infection, it also acts as a "stress test" for rbc's, weeding out the weaker and older ones for recycling. As rbc's "sickle", they cause clumps in the vessels, this is what causes the pain in the joints/chest and also what causes the spleen to swell. If happens in the coronary arteries, can weaken the heart and enlarge it. ...Read more

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Preemie: Prior to RSV/pneumonia/pneumothorax no symptoms. Post has cardiomegaly and tachycardia. Could illness be the cause?

Preemie:   Prior to RSV/pneumonia/pneumothorax no symptoms.  Post has cardiomegaly and tachycardia.  Could illness be the cause?

Yes: RSV is very difficult on a premature baby and can cause severe compramise in the lungs.you did not tell me how old is baby and is baby in the NICU? that is ewhy premsature babies are given synagis (palivizumab) ti prevent rsv infection during rsv season ...Read more

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What is cardiomegaly?

Big Heart: Cardiomegaly simply means the heart is larger than expected. This can be from many things....High blood pressure, congenital problems, metabolic problems, etc. Sometimes it can be nothing to worry about, but other times can put the heart at higher risk for abnormal rhythms or even heart attacks. Your doctor should be able to tell you why the heart is large, and what to do about it (if anything). ...Read more

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Is cardiomegaly reversible?

Is cardiomegaly reversible?

Depends on the cause: Cardiomegaly is an enlarged heart. This could be relatively normal, as in an athlete, or due to a more serious problem. It needs further definition, usually with an echocardiogram, to determine the cause. Cardiomegaly is usually a secondary issue. Find the primary issue causing the cardiomegaly and fix that, if you can. This needs a doctor visit. ...Read more

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What is the cause of cardiomegaly?

What is the cause of cardiomegaly?

Many: Many causes :virus or alcohol or obesity or hypertension or clogged coronary arteries to name a few. ...Read more

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Heart Enlargement (Definition)

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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