dilation of the heart

dilation of the heart

Enlargement of the chambers of the heart, typically because of diseases of the heart valves or cardiomyopathy. It may result in congestive heart failure.
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Our study will differ to previous research because we will only look at patients conclusively diagnosed with poor dilation of the heart chambers, explains Prof.
And because it was not diagnosed early, this has caused the dilation of the heart and this shunt the blood flow in the wrong direction, causing high blood pressure in the lung vessels leading to a valve incompetence (leakage), he explained.
This applied physiology initially created some confusion as dilation of the heart had long been thought to be synonymous with cardiac disease: "Dilation of the heart...