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    Suggest treatment for high blood pressure along with severe upper right arm pain

Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: A trip to the emergency room with spiking high blood pressure and intense upper right arm pain resulted in a chest x-ray report stating that the cardiac silhouette was mildly enlarged and the plural vaculature was within normal limits. There was no evidence of XXXXXXX consolidation or pleural effusion. Should I be concerned over the cardiac silhouette that was seen as mildly enlarged?
Answered by Dr. Sameer Maheshwari 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get a 2D Echo done

Detailed Answer:
This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist.
Persistent high bp causes heart muscle to thicken similar to muscle of person going to gym & this is normal.
Get a 2D Echo done to rule out any abnormality.
Thanks & take care
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