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Heart enlargement

Heart enlargement: Introduction

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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Causes of Heart enlargement:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Heart enlargement. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Heart enlargement

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Heart enlargement: Symptom Checker

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Heart enlargement Treatments

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Stories from Users for Heart enlargement

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Medications or substances causing Heart enlargement:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Heart enlargement as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Heart enlargement: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Heart enlargement may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Heart enlargement

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Heart enlargement: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Heart enlargement

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 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 causes of chest pain, 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 considered for any unexplained heart 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 dangerous possibilities. After all, more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple 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 more »

Heart enlargement: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Heart enlargement

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Heart enlargement: Related Rare Diseases

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Heart enlargement: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Heart enlargement listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Heart enlargement as a symptom include:

Definitions of Heart enlargement:

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)

Detailed list of causes of Heart enlargement

The list below shows some of the causes of Heart enlargement mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Heart enlargement?

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:

  • 9 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 10 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 73 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Heart enlargement:

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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Conditions listing medical complications: Heart enlargement:

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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Causes of Heart enlargement Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Heart enlargement based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Heart enlargement:

    Cardiac hypertrophy, Cardiomegaly
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Heart enlargement:

    Medical Conditions associated with Heart enlargement:

    Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes)

    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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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Heart enlargement

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