Cardiomegaly: An enlarged heart from any cause.
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causes, and treatments of Cardiomegaly is available below.
Symptoms of Cardiomegaly
- Depends on severity
- Symptoms associated with failure of heart to pump properly
- Swelling of legs and ankles
- Tenderness in right upper quadrant
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symptoms of Cardiomegaly
Treatments for Cardiomegaly
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Causes of Cardiomegaly
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Cardiomegaly: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Cardiomegaly
Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder.
Some of the conditions which may be ...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack,
whereas there are various less...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children.
Some of the symptoms of hypertension that can be...read more »
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Cardiomegaly: Rare Types
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Clinical Trials for Cardiomegaly
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Clinical Trials for Cardiomegaly
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Definitions of Cardiomegaly:
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE, CONGESTIVE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
An abnormal enlargement of the heart; "mild cardiomegaly is common in athletes"
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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