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Diagnosed with growing heart. Dad died due to heart attack, had growing heart. Treatment?

hi doctor my name is pedro and my doctor told me my heart is growing he's my family doctor my dad died because he had a heart attack while driving and the police said that my father heart was growing his heart was like and 70s old man but my dad was only 26 when he died was is it call when your heart grows and is there a cure? can I die? please help and also can I get an operation and get cure please explain
Hope you help thank yi u for your time and I will ne waiting for an answer
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dear Pedro
Unfortunate that you lost your dad at a young age. How does your doctor concluded that your heart is growing? was it on x-ray? was it a cardiac ultrasound or ECHO?
See, most probably your father had a dilated cardiomyopthy. the cause for which cold not be known. it may run in families but you must get an ECHO to be sure of that. it has so many treatment options now. so don't get depressed. first ensure that you have some disease and then seek its treatment if it is there. feel free to discuss further.
sukhvinder singh
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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