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Heart enlargement: Increased thickness of muscular walls of heart causing an abnormally large sized heart. See detailed information below for a list of 87 causes of Heart enlargement, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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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 undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be...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,...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 measure blood pressure can simply be too small to...read more »
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causes of Heart enlargement as a symptom include:
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)
Hypertrophy or enlargement of the heart.
- (Source - CRISP)
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This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Heart enlargement. Of the 87 causes of Heart enlargement that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Heart enlargement' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Heart enlargement or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Medical Conditions associated with Heart enlargement:
Symptoms related to Heart enlargement:
Chest pain (1053 causes), Chest tightness (166 causes), Angina (41 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Cardiomegaly (87 causes), Pericardial effusion (37 causes), Difficulty in breathing (2922 causes), Breathlessness (1528 causes)
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