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Enlarged heart on cxr. Will it affect life expectancy?

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

Sometimes enlarged heart is called on cxr , but cardiac evaluation reveal no structural abnormalities.
If that is case, life expectancy should not be affected. But if there is structural heart diseaein form of thickened heart muscle, weakened heart muscle, valvular, congenital, or coronary vascular disease, then life expectancy would be affected.

In brief: Depends

Sometimes enlarged heart is called on cxr , but cardiac evaluation reveal no structural abnormalities.
If that is case, life expectancy should not be affected. But if there is structural heart diseaein form of thickened heart muscle, weakened heart muscle, valvular, congenital, or coronary vascular disease, then life expectancy would be affected.
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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