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What is cardiomegaly?

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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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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What does "cardiomegaly in transverse diameter" mean?

What does "cardiomegaly in transverse diameter" mean?

Cardiomegaly: Usually this means that measuring the width of the heart in an anteroposterior projection(facing the camera)chest xray the width measurement is a bit increased. This can mean something is wrong or it can be an artifact caused by improper distance from the detector. ...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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What's the specific meaning of cardiomegaly atheromatous aorta?

What's the specific meaning of cardiomegaly atheromatous aorta?

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

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I have just been diagnosed with cardiomegaly what are my treatment options?

I have just been diagnosed with cardiomegaly what are my treatment options?

Sort out cause: Cardiomegaly simply means heart enlargement, which is a physiologic compensatory mechanism. 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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What is the significance of cardiomegaly with pulmonary congestive changes?

What is the significance of cardiomegaly with pulmonary congestive changes?

Concerned: Sounds like symptoms of a failing heart.Are 20? Do you have congenital heart disease? The possibility of viral myocarditis at this time of also exists.Whatever your age i hope you are under a doctors care. ...Read more

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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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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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Heart Enlargement (Definition)

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Enlarged Heart (Definition)

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