Enlarged heart, high bp. Whats my life expectancy?

Depends. Your high BP may have caused the enlarged heart condition called hypertrophy. If you can control your blood pressure especially with an anti-hypertenisve agent called an ace inhibitor, then you life expectancy can be good. However if you persist with an elevated bp, then your life expectancy will decrease as you will increase your risk for a herat attack, stroke or severe cardiac disease.

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If you have a high bp, does it mean you have a enlarged heart?

It can do that . Long standing hypertension can cause hypertrophy of your heart which means thickening of the muscle and enlargement . Read more...
High BP. Untreated and longstanding high BP can cause your heart to "enlarge" - both in thickness of heart muscle and also dilatation of the ventricle and atria. Keep BP less than 140/90 and you can prevent heart failure. Read more...

I have moderate pulmonary hypertension, enlarged heart, what can I expect? What is the prognosis? Please give me your opinion.

Need more info. Pulm HTN is a complex syndrome, and it can be the result of a number of diseases, or it can be "idiopathic". Given your age and gender, a lot of things are potentially treatable, but you likely need more evaluation. You need a lung doc. I don't know of any in athens, but i know several in zanesville. I could also see you in columbus, if you were willing to make the trip. Read more...

Pulmonary hypertension. Would symptoms present before right sided heart enlargement began?

PAH. Appearance of symptoms with pah can be varied in timing in the course of pulmonary hypertension. Generally present by right sided enlargement appearance but... Read more...
PH. While symptoms of pulmonary hypertension (ph) often correlate with right ventricular size and function, it possible to have symptoms, particularly with heavy exertion, early in the disease state. Read more...

If I have an enlarged heart due to hypertension along with angina, palpitations and breathlessness, does this mean I have heart disease?

Yes. . All heart disease is not created equal, however. Generally, when we talk about heart disease we are speaking if coronary artery disease, which at your tender years, you don't have. You could have a congenital cardiomyopathy or a viral cardiomyopathy of myopathy based on essential hypertension. An enlarged heart and high blood pressure is "heart disease". Talk with your cardiologist for clarifying. Read more...

I have a marked enlarged heart since 2010 and had it checked out normal heart cath normal stress test normal ecg I have hypertension. Doc not worried?

I would look further. You are young and have signs of an enlarged heart. I would be aggressive and I would want to see and echo report and make sure you do not have sleep apnea . Your blood pressure should be very well controlled by maximizing lifestyle: nutrition to lower, exercise, stress relief, great sleep. Stay on top of this, ok? Read more...

If you we're born with an enlarged heart an it's grown bigger over time how much life expectancy do you have to live?

Cardiomegaly. This can't be answered without more information. Enlarged heart doesn't inform the cause of the enlargement. It is the reason the heart is enlarged and the specifics of the pathology of that enlargement which suggest the natural history of the problem. Read more...
Depends. Cardiomegaly isn't a diagnosis. It can be caused by a broad range of things, like birth defects, problems with transition from the fetal circulation, heart rhythm problems, fetal medication exposure or intrauterine infection. Longterm outcomes with respect to symptoms, life expectancy and any need for treatment, intervention or activity restrictions all depend on the specific heart condition. Read more...