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Cardiomegaly

Cardiomegaly
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Cardiomegaly on chest X-ray and a pacemaker
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 I51.7
ICD-9 429.3
DiseasesDB 30769
NCI Cardiomegaly
Patient UK Cardiomegaly
MeSH D006332

Cardiomegaly is a medical condition wherein the heart is enlarged.It can sometimes be temporary due to the stress on the body in conditions like pregnancy, obesity, other medical conditions etc. Cardiomegaly is a descriptive term used for the finding of an enlarged heart and it is not a disease itself.

Classification

Dilation or hypertrophy

Cardiac dilation is where mainly one or more heart chambers is enlarged, while cardiac hypertrophy is where mainly cardiac muscle is enlarged.

By location

Clinical Information

  • Abnormal enlargement of the heart.
  • Enlargement of the heart, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both heart ventricles or heart atria. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (heart failure) or several forms of cardiomyopathies.
  • Hypertrophy or enlargement of the heart.

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