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My daughter's boy friend found out he has an enlarged heart is this something he should worry about?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

It depends how much it is enlarged and in what way.
For example many athletes have heart enlargement. He should ask his doctor about it.

In brief: It depends

It depends how much it is enlarged and in what way.
For example many athletes have heart enlargement. He should ask his doctor about it.
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cardiology Care

The most common causes of an enlarged heart are congestive heart failure, high blood pressure or congenital heart problems.
He needs to consult a cardiologist.

In brief: Cardiology Care

The most common causes of an enlarged heart are congestive heart failure, high blood pressure or congenital heart problems.
He needs to consult a cardiologist.
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Athlete?

Most competitive athletes, most really fit men, and all fat people have enlarged hearts if you go by the old books.
Nowadays many family physicians are surprised by an athletic teen's heart and think it's abnormal. If junior has chest pains, fainting spells, or a murmur that a competent physician thinks worrisome, time for a cardiologist visit -- otherwise, no. I'm fit, with a big one. Peace.

In brief: Athlete?

Most competitive athletes, most really fit men, and all fat people have enlarged hearts if you go by the old books.
Nowadays many family physicians are surprised by an athletic teen's heart and think it's abnormal. If junior has chest pains, fainting spells, or a murmur that a competent physician thinks worrisome, time for a cardiologist visit -- otherwise, no. I'm fit, with a big one. Peace.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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