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Signs And Symptoms Of Cardiomegaly
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can getting pneumonia/pneumothorax be the cause of cardiomegaly and tachycardia if there were no symptoms previous to the illness?
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
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
Preemie: Prior to RSV/pneumonia/pneumothorax no symptoms. Post has cardiomegaly and tachycardia. Could illness be the cause?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Cardiomegaly or enlarged heart is a result of some underlying condition. It may affect how the heart functions therefore anything that increases the work of the heart, i.e. Exercise, can influence the ability of the heart to function properly. Always, always check with your doctor about your individual situation with this condition. ...Read more
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