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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
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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India Today

India Today
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:48:45 -0800

It can also lead to Carpal tunnel syndrome (pain in the wrist), cardiomegaly (heart enlargement), psychoses and delusions," warns Dr. Veena Aggarwal, R&D Head, VLCC Health Care Ltd. Simplicity of diagnosis and convenience of medical treatment helps ...
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:17:31 -0800

"The cause of death for the late Janet Sims, who died on November 25, 2014, has been determined to be due to cardiac arrhythmia caused by cardiomegaly resulting from left ventricular hypertrophy," McDonald said in a two-sentence news release Thursday ...

Boston Globe

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Thu, 01 Jan 2015 21:03:38 -0800

According to Rosanne, the medical examiner's report said Neil died due to complications from a bicuspid aortic valve, which has only two leaflets instead of the normal three, and cardiomegaly, an enlarged heart. Neil was only 34 when he died in his ...
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:02:18 -0800

The official cause of death was ruled cardiac arrhythmia, caused by cardiomegaly resulting from left ventricular hypertrophy – in layman's terms, an irregular heartbeat caused by an enlarged heart. The autopsy report also sets the time of death at 3:10 ...

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 ...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:45:00 -0800

An autopsy revealed Lamb died of hypertensive cardiovascular disease and cardiomegaly with left ventricular hypertrophy. "Upon our investigation, it became clear that the decedent had no indication of trauma that would result from the vehicle falling ...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:08:45 -0700

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Asbury Park Press
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:15:00 -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 ...

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