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

Cardiomegaly is a medical condition wherein the heart is enlarged.


Dilation or hypertrophy[edit]

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

By location[edit]

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.


Calcified heart with cardiomegaly at a medical class at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico City.

External links[edit]

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245 news items

New York Daily News

New York Daily News
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:26:08 -0800

They mysterious death of “American Idol” finalist Michael Johns last summer has been linked to "severe" enlargement of his heart, authorities said. Johns, 35, was suffering from “dilated cardiomyopathy with severe cardiomegaly,” a spokesman for the ...

Food Safety News

Food Safety News
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Vernon was diagnosed with cardiomegaly (enlarged heart). The doctors wanted to watch Vernon and make sure everything was correct. On Aug. 7, Vernon had an echocardiogram and Doppler tests. The tests showed an accumulation of fluid around the heart ...
Asbury Park Press
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:17:15 -0700

The first - the Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act - was enacted as a means of combating cardiomegaly, or enlarged heart. Typically an inherited condition, cardiomegaly causes the heart muscle to thicken, making it harder to pump blood efficiently ...
U.S. News & World Report
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:37:04 -0700

Major heart conditions put people at higher risk for heart failure: heart attack, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) and inflammatory heart disease, along with heart valve abnormalities and ...
The Post Game
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:50:47 -0700

His death was attributed to cardiomegaly and biventricular hypertrophy. (The Mayo Clinic describes cardiomegaly as an enlarged heart and hypertrophy as the thickening of the muscle in the heart's pumping chambers.) Javaris Brinkley, a 16-year-old ...

Dominican Today

Dominican Today
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:53:51 -0700

Santo Domingo.- There was medical negligence in the handling of cases of the 11 toddlers who died last weekend at Roberto Reid Cabral hospital, according to the commission president Danilo Medina appointed to investigate the causes of the deaths.
Fox 59
Wed, 14 May 2014 15:25:12 -0700

These measures can reveal early signs of cardiovascular risk associated with conditions better known as cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) or Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH). Our goal is to use this data to develop and validate cost-effective methods for ...


Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:13:50 -0700

"The presence of interstitial infiltrates is compatible with the severe presentation of the cases and may be a marker for cardiac disease, as cardiomegaly was identified as a potential risk factor [53% vs 21%; OR, 4.29; P = .025]," the authors write ...

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