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What is Cardiomegaly?

What is Cardiomegaly?

  • Cardiomegaly: An enlarged heart from any cause.
  • 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
  • Cardiomegaly: an abnormal enlargement of the heart; "mild cardiomegaly is common in athletes".
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Cardiomegaly: Introduction

Types of Cardiomegaly:

Broader types of Cardiomegaly:

What causes Cardiomegaly?

Causes of Cardiomegaly: see causes of Cardiomegaly

What are the symptoms of Cardiomegaly?

Symptoms of Cardiomegaly: see symptoms of Cardiomegaly

Can anyone else get Cardiomegaly?

More information: see contagiousness of Cardiomegaly
Inheritance: see inheritance of Cardiomegaly

Cardiomegaly: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Cardiomegaly.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Cardiomegaly.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Cardiomegaly: Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Cardiomegaly.
Treatments for Cardiomegaly: see treatments for Cardiomegaly
Research for Cardiomegaly: see research for Cardiomegaly

Name and Aliases of Cardiomegaly

Main name of condition: Cardiomegaly

Other names or spellings for Cardiomegaly:

Cardiac hypertrophy, Heart enlargement Source - Diseases Database

Megalocardia, Megacardia, Enlarged heart
Source - WordNet 2.1

Cardiomegaly: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Cardiomegaly:


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