Enlarged Heart (Cardiomegaly)

About- An enlarged heart also known as cardiomegaly is the increase in the size of the heart and it is not a disease but a sign of another health condition.
 
Symptoms-
enlarged heart Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
enlarged heart Back pain
enlarged heart Chest pain
enlarged heart Dizziness
enlarged heart Fainting
enlarged heart Fatigue
enlarged heart Heart palpitations
enlarged heart Pain in the arms, neck, or jaw
enlarged heart Shortness of breath
enlarged heart Swelling (edema)

Causes-
enlarged heart Abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia)
enlarged heart Alcohol or cocaine abuse
enlarged heart Amyloidosis
enlarged heart Anemia
enlarged heart Atrial septal defect
enlarged heart Cardiomyopathy
enlarged heart Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
enlarged heart Coarctation of the aorta
enlarged heart Congenital heart disease
enlarged heart Coronary artery disease
enlarged heart Ebstein’s anomaly
enlarged heart Excessive iron in the body (hemochromatosis)
enlarged heart Heart attack
enlarged heart Heart valve disease
enlarged heart High blood pressure
enlarged heart HIV infection
enlarged heart Kidney disease
enlarged heart Myocarditis
enlarged heart Patent ductus arteriosus
enlarged heart Pericardial effusion
enlarged heart Pregnancy (peripartum cardiomyopathy or PPCM)
enlarged heart Pulmonary hypertension
enlarged heart Scleroderma
enlarged heart Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
enlarged heart Thyroid disorders
enlarged heart Ventricular septal defect
enlarged heart Viral infections of the heart
 
Risk Factors
enlarged heart A family history of cardiomyopathy
enlarged heart A family history of enlarged heart
enlarged heart Congenital heart disease
enlarged heart Heart valve disease
enlarged heart Heavy or excessive drug or alcohol use
enlarged heart High blood pressure
enlarged heart Metabolic disorders, like thyroid disease
enlarged heart Obesity
enlarged heart Past heart attack
enlarged heart Sedentary lifestyle
 
Specialist to visit
Cardiologist Cardiologist

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.heartandstroke.ca
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

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