heart size

heart size

The dimensions of the cardiac image as seen on radiographs, echocardiographs, computed tomography, angiography, or magnetic resonance imaging of the thorax.
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These mice showed improved recovery as compared to controls, including higher ejection fraction -- more blood pumped with each beat -- and smaller increases in heart size.
Base line investigations revealed normal cell counts and Chest x-ray showed fine reticular shadowing, normal heart size and right sided scoliosis of lower cervical spine (fig-2).
The cardiac images are used to measure the heart size and function, identify coronary heart disease, and predict the risk of a heart attack.
Although usually there's heart enlargement (cardiomegaly) when HF is present, some diabetics may present with a type of HF in which the heart size may still be normal.
As previous reports showed, most women with PPCM completely recover in terms of heart size and function usually within 6 months of delivery15 and if cardiac dysfunction persists beyond 6 months it is an indication of irreversible damage and is indicator of worse prognosis.
Biological pacemakers represent a promising alternative to electronic pacemakers, overcoming such drawbacks as a lack of hormonal responsiveness and the inability to adapt to changes in heart size in pediatric patients.
The purpose of the trial was to determine whether giving pimobendan (Vetmedin) to dogs with increased heart size but no evidence of congestive heart failure could delay the onset of congestive heart failure.
By echocardiography, the heart size was nearly within a normal size; LV diameters were 55 mm x 52 mm x 83 mm as LVDd, estimated LVEF 45%, EDV 105 ml, ESV 58 ml [Figure 1] e1–e2 and [Table 1].
This device can be printed on-demand according to a patient's heart size and the demands of the procedure.
Myozyme has been shown to decrease heart size, maintain normal heart function, and improve muscle tone and strength in people with the infantile-onset form of the disease.
His heart size was increased and there was water in his both lungs (left ventricular failure) and his liver size was increased 6 cm because of the failing heart.