Chest xray result is cardiomegaly and atheromatous aorta, what does it mean?

Needs evaluation. Non specific findings. The cardiomegaly needs to be followed up and the reason for it and whether it is truly present need to be determeind. The atheroma is a marker of vascular disease and again can be followed up. Need to see your physician re both af these, but not a cause for panic.
See below. Cardiomegaly means the heart is enlarged. Atheromatous indicates hardening of the artery!

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I recently had a chest X-ray following bronchitis and it showed the cardiothoracic ratio is increased 53%. Conclusion cardiomegaly. What does this mean?

Increased CT ratio. Please see your GP and they can make a cardiology referral to review . Will need further evaluation with ECHO to look for any structural issues . Numerous causes for cardiomegaly. This is very marginal. . Read more...
Cardiothoracic ratio. IS the % width that the heart takes up across the width of the chest. >50% may be of significance and 53% is quite marginal. May or may not be important. For example if you have known heart condition may expect this. However if not may need followup with your GP to consider ECG and whether you need referral for investigation. Best to discuss with them and work out whether requires further. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

I have bilateral hilar enlargement with cardiomegaly, is chest X-ray help required?

Follow up with MD. Cxr was used to diagnose both the hilar enlargement and cardiomegaly. You may need further work up with an echo-cardiogram (for cardiomegaly) and may be a cat scan (for hilar enlargement). Follow up with your md. Cardiomegaly on cxr may be inaccurate as the heart looks larger when the xray is not taken with full inspiration. Read more...

I am a hypertensive patient and was diagnosed with cardiomegaly after a chest x-ray but I now have a difficulty in moving my tongue for 2 days now.?

Get seen today. Call your doc or get seen today. If you are taking a new medicine this may be the problem or it could be something else. You don't want it to get worse, so if you cannot reach your doc, go to the ER. Read more...
ER now! I am very concerned with this sudden trouble moving your tongue! This could be a stroke and possibly related to the cardiomegaly and hypertension. Proceed to your closest Emergency Room at once! Do not delay! Read more...

Hi, I have what my primary doctor says is prediabetes im on metformin 500mg twice daily. I just found out from a chest X-ray that I have mild cardiomegaly. Monday im going to see a cardiologist. I dont know what to exspect. I also have high blood pres

Here ya go. Your Cardiologist might recommend an echocardiogram to evaluate cardiac function, and anatomy 1) Taking control of your diabetes is essential since it has a crucial role in your well being and future health 2) If you have prediabetes, and also high blood pressure, weight is an important point. Both of this can improve dramatically with weight control. Hope it goes well Cheers C. Read more...
Exercise pill. Cardiomegaly means large heart, means most likely your heart is working too hard, will likely give you bp medicine too. Exercise helps blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol, sleep, mood, pain, and much more. After cardiologist approves, start daily 20 min fast exercise, every day, will eventually take the place of your pills if you are consistent. Good luck! Read more...