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Is An Enlarged Heart A Serious Medical Condition?

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Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Question: Hi is a enlarged heart serious in a adult and what can be the cause ?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that an enlarged heart can be caused by different medical disorders: cardiac ischemia, lung disorders, infections, thyroid dysfunction, etc..

Sometimes it can be related to genetic heart disorders.

But it also occurs normally in sport persons.

But it is important to evaluate the heart function in order to evaluate if its clinical significance.

For this reason, I would recommend performing a cardiac ultrasound. The ultrasound findings should be evaluated in correlation with the patients symptoms too.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr.Iliri
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Is An Enlarged Heart A Serious Medical Condition?

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that an enlarged heart can be caused by different medical disorders: cardiac ischemia, lung disorders, infections, thyroid dysfunction, etc.. Sometimes it can be related to genetic heart disorders. But it also occurs normally in sport persons. But it is important to evaluate the heart function in order to evaluate if its clinical significance. For this reason, I would recommend performing a cardiac ultrasound. The ultrasound findings should be evaluated in correlation with the patients symptoms too. You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Kind regards, Dr.Iliri