Enlarged Heart Within Skeleton
Video Topic : Visualization showing an enlarged heart within the thorax of a skeleton. Camera pans across a skeleton with a enlarged heart to show it's size in relation to the thorax, lungs and rib cage. The kidneys can also be seen.
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) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
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