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Enlarged heart and heart flutters - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   is an enlarged heart herditary? my cousin is 21 and was told she had small airway and low blood pressure so they did a ekg and mri and said her heart was enlarged. i had an ultrsound of my heart a year ago as well as a chest xray last week and ekg 24 last week with blood work and all was well but the ultra sound was last year so should i get it checked again?
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
Doctor :   Do you have any symptoms right now?
User :   umm i had the 24 hour holter cause i had a few flip flops
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What was the ultrasound result which was done last year?
User :   normal it was donr last march all my blood work was normal as well as cholestrol good and bad and the holter was normal but now hearing my 21 year old cousin has an enlarged heart i am worried
Doctor :   Then you need not worry.
Doctor :   What was the cause for enlarged heart in your cousin?
User :   also can a small ariway cause an enlarged heart on her
User :   they said she had small ariway and low blood pressure
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   so that could be the reason for the enlarged heart then? they think surgrey on her airway may help
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Increased air way will increase the oxygen supply to the heart.
User :   oh ok
User :   if my ultra sound of my heart last march was normal then what are the chances of it being bad now
Doctor :   Very unlikely.
User :   ok great sorry i have bad anxiety and this is really scaring me now. I also had a chest exray last week and they would see that if it was enlarged correct?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   It would be seen on x-ray.
User :   ok they said is was normal
Doctor :   Then you need not worry.
User :   'so are heart flutters at time normal then
Doctor :   Can you explain these heart flutters in detail?
User :   it just feels like it flip flops once in a while
User :   but the halter moniter showed nothing abnormal
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and it happed wheni had it on so i
Doctor :   How often do you get these symptoms?
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