Image Caption : Enlarged Heart : 3D visualization based on scanned human data of an enlarge heart. An enlarged heart is an indication of an underlying problem. Many conditions cause an enlarged heart, including high blood pressure, heart valve disorders, weakness of the heart muscles (cardiomyopathy), thyroid disorders to name just a view.
Cardiomegaly is a medical condition in which the heart is enlarged. It is more commonly simply referred to as an Enlarged Heart. The causes of an enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) may vary. Many times this condition results from high blood pressure hypertension or coronary artery disease. An enlarged heart may not pump blood effectively, resulting in congestive heart failure. Cardiomegaly may improve over time, but many people with an enlarged heart need lifelong treatment with medications. Having an immediate family member who has or had cardiomegaly may make you more susceptible to getting this condition. Cardiomegaly is not a disease but rather a condition that can result from a host of other diseases such as obesity or coronary artery disease. Recent studies suggest that cardiomegaly is associated with a higher risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD).
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