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Can a person with an enlarged heart become a police oficer?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: Yes
I'm a pathologist and actually weigh hearts and there's a great deal of utter nonsense about enlarged hearts.
All fat people, all competitive athletes and all non-competitive athletes who are really fit have enlarged hearts, just like a weightlifter has an enlarged biceps. If the heart's big because of disease or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, even this may not be a problem. Your doc can help.

In brief: Yes
I'm a pathologist and actually weigh hearts and there's a great deal of utter nonsense about enlarged hearts.
All fat people, all competitive athletes and all non-competitive athletes who are really fit have enlarged hearts, just like a weightlifter has an enlarged biceps. If the heart's big because of disease or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, even this may not be a problem. Your doc can help.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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