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Persistent cough, enlarged heart, high BP, brain hemorrhage and had seizures. Suggestion?

Hi my brother recently got sick with a persistent cough and then it was discovered his heart is enlarged. He suffers from type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure do you think that caused his heart to enlargen or another factor? At present he is in the hospital under oxygen because he suffered a seizure and is alos heamorraging in the head and brain.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Enlarged heart is often a sign of heart failure. Heart failure is more common in people with diabetes and high BP, especially if they are not well controlled.

Another cause can be hypertrophy (thickening of heart muscle wall) due to high BP.

An evaluation by a cardiologist along with echocardiogram would be able to sort out this problem and establish the correct cardiac cause.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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