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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What will happen if cardiomegaly, vascular conjestion& lungs filled with water are treated by a doctor of medicine? Will patient survive?(after2attaks)
Big heart : Cardiomegaly simply means a big heart. If found dictated on an x-ray report, it can be due to the x-ray technique and not an abnormality, per se. Atheromatous aorta means that there are cholesterol plaques seen in the aorta. Again, if read from a chest x-ray report, this typically means some calcified cholesterol deposits are present. ...Read more
My Ekgs show possible old infarcts, age can't be determined. I was told all ekgs show that. My CXRs, show cardiomegaly. What does that mean?
I recently had a chest X-ray following bronchitis and it showed the cardiothoracic ratio is increased 53%.
Conclusion cardiomegaly. What does this mean?
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