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Cardiac hypertrophy

Introduction: Cardiac hypertrophy

Description of Cardiac hypertrophy

Cardiac hypertrophy: Abnormal heart muscle enlargement.

Cardiac hypertrophy: 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.
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