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Bilateral hilar enlargement with cardiomegaly.In chest x ray. What's next?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends

Depends on your symptoms.
If hilar adenopathy is suspected, a CT scan with contrast is indicated. If CHF is suspected, a BNP (blood sample) would be helpful. Regardless, an echocardiogram is indicated to evaluate cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart shadow). Other tests may also be necessary depending on the situation.

In brief: Depends

Depends on your symptoms.
If hilar adenopathy is suspected, a CT scan with contrast is indicated. If CHF is suspected, a BNP (blood sample) would be helpful. Regardless, an echocardiogram is indicated to evaluate cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart shadow). Other tests may also be necessary depending on the situation.
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