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Cardiomegaly: Introduction

Cardiomegaly: An enlarged heart from any cause. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cardiomegaly is available below.

Symptoms of Cardiomegaly

  • Depends on severity
  • Symptoms associated with failure of heart to pump properly
  • Breathlessness
  • Swelling of legs and ankles
  • Tenderness in right upper quadrant
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Cardiomegaly

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Cardiomegaly?

Cardiomegaly: Related Patient Stories

Cardiomegaly: Deaths

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Causes of Cardiomegaly

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Disease Topics Related To Cardiomegaly

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Cardiomegaly: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

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 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 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, 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 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 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 more »

Cardiomegaly: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Cardiomegaly

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Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Cardiomegaly, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Cardiomegaly: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Cardiomegaly

Cardiomegaly: Animations

Research about Cardiomegaly

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Clinical Trials for Cardiomegaly

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Cardiomegaly: Broader Related Topics

Cardiomegaly Message Boards

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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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