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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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278 news items

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:46:38 -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 ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:53:36 -0800

An American Idol season 7 contestant who was mysteriously found dead on a friend's couch in August got an official cause of death Tuesday. Medical examiners said Tuesday that Michael Johns died of a severely enlarged heart. The Australian-born singer ...

Courier Mail

Courier Mail
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:03:45 -0800

“I want a little broken thing to look after,” said my wife, a nurse with a heart so big she could be a cardiomegaly patient. So Lottie came to live with us – and Mr Sandman packed his bags and buggered off. Lottie's a champion sleeper who evaluated the ...
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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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:08:45 -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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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