Enlarged heart

Common Name(s)

Enlarged heart, Cardiomegaly

Cardiomegaly is a condition where the heart enlarges in response to damage of the heart muscle. Enlarged heart is usually a symptom of another condition such as coronary artery disease, structural heart disease, a thyroid disorder, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms or problems with the heart muscle itself. While some people may experience no symptoms for enlarged heart, others may experience shortness of breath, swelling or abnormal heart rhythm. A physician can diagnose cardiomegaly using an imaging test, such an x-ray to look at the heart. Problems with the heart can also be identified with a stress test, where the heart function is check during stress (e.g. while exercising). Another way to diagnose cardiomyopathy is with blood tests or a biopsy, where a needle is used to take out heart tissue to look at under a microscope. Treatments for cardiomegaly focus on treating the cause of cardiomegaly. Medications, specialized procedures and surgeries may be prescribed by a physician to treat cardiomegaly.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Enlarged heart" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Enlarged waist combined with elevated triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemic waist phenotype) and HDL-cholesterol in patients with heart failure.
 

Author(s): Camila Weschenfelder, Aline Marcadenti, Airton Tetelbom Stein, Catarina Bertaso Andreatta Gottschall

Journal: Sao Paulo Med J. ;135(1):50-56.

 

The association of serum triglycerides plus waist circumference seems to be a good marker of cardiovascular risk and has been named the "hypertriglyceridemic waist" phenotype. The aim of our study was to investigate the association between the hypertriglyceridemic waist phenotype ...

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2017

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An enlarged heart with hyperdense consolidation.
 

Author(s): B Hochhegger, A Soares Souza, G Zanetti, E Marchiori

Journal: Neth J Med. ;71(6):317, 321.

 

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

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Independent and incremental value of severely enlarged left atrium in risk stratification of very elderly patients with chronic systolic heart failure.
 

Author(s): Gani Bajraktari, Paolo Fontanive, Spiro Qirko, Shpend Elezi, Anca Simioniuc, Alda Huqi, Venera Berisha, Frank L Dini

Journal: Congest Heart Fail. ;18(4):222-8.

 

The authors sought to assess the impact on survival of demographic, clinical, and echo-Doppler parameters in patients with chronic heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction divided according to age groups. This study included 734 patients (age 69±11 years) who were ...

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2012

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Left Ventricular Pacing to Avoid Cardiac Enlargement Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Complete AV Block; Sick Sinus Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2014

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Follow-up Safety Trial in Children With Chronic Heart Failure Therapy Receiving Orodispersible Minitablets of Enalapril
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Heart Failure; Dilated Cardiomyopathy; Congenital Heart Disease

 

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2016

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Pregnancy and Dilated Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dilated Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2017

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