Enlarged Heart Within Ribcage

Video Topic : Hypertrophied heart beating within the rib cage inside a transparent figure, showing damage over time. The heart grows larger and becomes more damaged in appearance as the animation progresses. It is also shown to struggle to beat as time goes on. Camera zooms in as muscles become transparent.


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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