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What causes an enlarged heart? What causes an enlarged heart, and why are people with enlarged heart more at risk with their health?

What causes an enlarged heart? What causes an enlarged heart, and why are people with enlarged heart more at risk with their health?

Many possibilities: Whenever the heart isn't functioning at full capacity, whether due to a bad valve, weakened muscle, scar from heart attack, prolonged and abnormal rhythms, etc, it enlarges to try to compensate for his incapacity. Other things being equal, the larger the heart, the shorter the life expectancy. ...Read more

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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


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I have an enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

I have an enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Good meds and oxygen: Common in severe copd. This is caused by pulmonary hypertension from possible hypoxia. I would rec for you to follow up with your md. Use your inhalers and have them check your oxygen levels at rest/walking and sleeping. Watch for leg swelling as well. ...Read more

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Does drug taking cause an enlarged heart ?

Does drug taking cause an enlarged heart ?

Yes: Chemo therapeutic drugs like doxorubicin. Cyclophosphamide, antiarrhythmic drugs, beta blockers for hypertension, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anesthetics like old halothane, anti depressives, and few others. The above categories of drugs can potentially induced or exacerbate chf. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the causes an enlarged heart?

Need expert help here. What are the causes an enlarged heart?

Many things: Any disorder that results in impaired pumping capacity of the heart (reduced ejection fraction) or end-diastolic volume overload (such as mitral or aortic insufficiency) can result in left ventricular enlargement. Cardiac enlargement can also follow enlargement of other chambers - for other reasons, too numerous to list here. ...Read more

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What are the causes and consequences of having an enlarged heart?

What are the causes and consequences of having an enlarged heart?

CHF: The cause of the enlarged heart and pleural effusion is what dictates the outcome from such a situation. If you have a very weak heart with congestive heart failure and both sides of the heart malfunctioning to cause this, that is very serious. If you have some more benign situation which is also possible could be less serious. You need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of an enlarged heart on xray?

What is the cause of an enlarged heart on xray?

You can no diagnose: Can not find the cause of enlarge heart on chest xray you need a history, physical exam for any murmur, BP check, you may have to do ekg, echcardiogram etc to find the exact cause.Enlarge heart can be due to 1 hypertension 2valvular heart disease 3 cardiomyopathy 4ischemic heart disease 5congenital heart disease 6pulmonary hypertension 7anemia 8thyroid disease 9 hemochromatosis 10arrythmias 11amyloi. ...Read more

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What do you think could be the cause of heart enlargement?

What do you think could be the cause of heart enlargement?

Many: Hypertension heat attacks cardiomyopathy viral diseases chages disease and many more. ...Read more

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How much daily alcohol would a woman have to consume to cause enlarged heart? Approximately.

How much daily alcohol would a woman have to consume to cause enlarged heart? Approximately.

Alcohol : People vary their sensitivity to alcohol depending on their genetic makeup. I don't think that there's evidence for minimum and maximum doses. ...Read more

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Enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Enlarged heart caused by copd, what to do?

Depends: About 40% of patient with COPD can have a common form of heart failure which can be improved with a variety of medications. There is a smaller group of patients that have heart failure involving their right heart and those patient require special attention. You should make an appt with a pulmonologist to discuss the various treatment options. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that causes an enlarged heart, besides smoking and hbp?

What are some reasons that causes an enlarged heart, besides smoking and hbp?

Enlarged heart: Enlarged heart has many causes. There are congenital causes, infectious causes, valve problems. There are inflammatory disease problems also. Marathon runners and other endurance athletes get enlarged hearts. Lots of potential causes............... ...Read more

Dr. Michael Perez
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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