heart enlargement

heart enlargement

An increase in the thickness of the muscular walls of the heart, mainly of the lower chambers (ventricles), usually as a result of increased work demand. Enlargement often results from high blood pressure (HYPERTENSION), heart valve disease or increased resistance to blood flow through the lungs. It is a feature of various CARDIOMYOPATHIES and can also occur from an increase in the volume of the chambers (dilatation).
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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.
The drugs include diuretics to remove excess fluid that builds up in the lungs when a dog is in congestive heart failure; ACE (angiotensin converting enzymes) to slow heart enlargement, relieve strain on the heart and reduce blood pressure; and pimobendan, which works to dilate blood vessels and improve the force of contraction of heart muscle.
If left untreated, TR can lead to heart enlargement and heart failure.
RAMALLAH, September 26, 2016 (WAFA) - The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said on Monday that preliminary forensic examination of the corpse of Yasser Hamdouni indicates that he died from serious heart enlargement, which had exacerbated by Israeli medical negligence.
According to reports use of steroids by bodybuilders causes heart enlargement and high blood pressure which leads to a sudden cardiac arrest.
ECG is relatively insensitive in demonstrating right heart enlargement because the enlarged lungs are poor electrical conductors and the inspiratory position of the chest is associated with a vertically positioned heart.
Such data have raised concerns that heart enlargement begins in childhood.
He said his brother had a history of heart enlargement when he was younger and difficulty breathing when under stress, although he was unsure if that was a factor to his brother losing consciousness before his death.
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However, severe inflammation of the heart muscle may develop, causing chest pain and leading eventually to heart enlargement and chronic heart failure.
Diallyl sulfide twice daily, given after aortic constriction, could reduce heart enlargement, Kondo found.

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