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Painful left body. X ray showed Prominent broncho vascular marking in lungs, Cardiomegaly is seen. Meaning?

Hello Sir, My mom has pain in left part of body yesterday. Got X Ray report that states as under : Report says : - Prominent broncho vascular marking are seen in both lung fields - both CP angels appear normal - Cardiomegaly is seen - Bony thorax appear normal - No evidence of pulmonary teberculosis, consolidation or pleural effusion is seen- patient has Blood Pressure problem would you tell me what the report conclude ? Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
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Dear patient, chest X-ray report is more or less normal except cardiomegaly and prominant bronchovascular markings. Cardiomegaly in chest X-RAY is found in left ventricular hypertrophy , may be due to long standing hypertension ; heart failure, may be due to heart attack; or pericardial effussion. Prominant bronchovascular markings are found in COPD or heart failur. So in case of your mother since she had left sided pain , cardiomegaly and prominant bronchovascular markings in chest X-RAY , so you should consult a cardiologist who will get her ECG, Echocardiography and cardiac enzymes done to see if she is not having myocardial infarction and heart failure
wish her speedy recovery
Dr Arshad
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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  Anonymous's Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The left ventricle could be slightly lager from blood pressure - contributing to cardiomegaly (larger than normal heart shadow)
The X-ray is otherwise normal.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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