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Enlarged cardiac silhouette vascular congestion on heart

enlarged cardiac silouette & vascular congestion on heart of 20 month old? What does it mean after a chest xray they see a enlarged cardiac silouette vascular congestion on heart on ou 20 month old ?
Asked On : Tue, 6 Apr 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
enlarged cardiac silhoutte means the patient has cardiomegaly. With congestion means an obstruction or impairement in the flow of blood. It could be due to a atrial or ventricular septal defect. I would advise you to get a 2d echo of the heart and consult a cardiologist in this regard. I hope i have answered your query. Take care
Answered: Sun, 20 Nov 2011
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enlarged cardiac silouette- means that the heart is bigger than it is supposed to be.

vascular congestion of lungs means that there is some sort of back pressure from the left heart to the lungs, due to which blood in the lung vessels has increased.

These two features is suggestive of a congenital heart disease in a 20month old baby.

Answered: Mon, 12 Apr 2010
General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome to HCM forum.This simply means that the child is having heart enlargement due to some congenital heart disease.Consult a pediatric cardiologist and get necessary investigations done for diagnosis and proper treatment.Thanks and good luck.
Answered: Sun, 20 Nov 2011
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