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Diagnosed with bronchitis, x-ray shows heart enlarged, calcification in left lower lobe. Both inter-related?

I was diagnosed with bronchitis and the xray said: Bones, soft tissues lungs, mediastinum and pleura normal. The heart is enlarged; there is a calcified granuloma in the left lowerlobe with calcified left hilar lymph nodes. What is the connection between bronchitis and enlarged heart? Can my heart get Better? ( no longer be enlarged email is YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 1 Sep 2012
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Bronchitis is condition of lungs where you get cough and breathlessness which is mostly seen in smokers the chronic type if you moke quit it as soon as possible. But why heart is enlarged in x ray if it is borderline enlagement, it could be technical in x ray you can get a 2 D Echocardiography which wii give actual size of heart and also function of heart. Do you have high Blood pressure which may be present one of the cause of enlagement of heart. Less commonly heart may be enlarged due to viral infection to heart ,Cardiomyopathy, even fluid in heart which can be ruled out by 2 D Echo study. calcified granuloma could be old healed Tuberculosis. If you are smoking for many years then it may also indicate a heart failure .
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