Heart enlargement. Heart enlargement itself usually does not cause symptoms, but it is usually a prelude to congestive heart failure, which results in the symptoms of shortness of breath on exertion, and fatigue and swelling of the ankles due to retention of fluids. The main reason we treat asymptomatic hypertension is to prevent heart enlargement and vascular disease like coronary and cerebral blockages.
Sometimes. If the reason for the hypertrophy (thickening of the heart muscle) is controlled, such as lowering your blood pressure, the hypertrophy may improve. If you lift weights, your biceps will get bigger. Stop lifting and the biceps will get smaller again.
Yes. Lvh, or left ventricular hypertrophy, means the walls of the heart have thickened due to generation of excess muscle. This is usually caused by chronic hypertension, and many studies have shown that with aggressive blood pressure control, LVH can regress. There is even evidence that the risk of heart attack and congestive heart failure decreases if the LVH reverses.
No. #1cause heart failure not the above.
Heart enlargement. Chest pain and heart enlargement is not a good combination. If your heart is enlarged you may have congestive heart failure already. But start hurting in the chest you need to be checked for any coronary artery disease.
Is cardiomegaly the enlargement of the cardiac tissue or the dilation of the heart (increase in the volume/space)? confused
Cardiomegaly. Cardiomegaly is a generic term for enlargement of the heart. It can be associated with dilation, hypertrophy and/or both.