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Enlarged heart, what does it mean ?

Doctor did say that I had an enlarged heart. Should I be worried? I went to the hospital last night with shortness of breath , chest pain on my left side, pain that came and went on my lower left part of my stomach. I could not feel my hands or my legs they were so numb. There is still a constant tightness in my left chest. I had a ekg that was normal all blood test were normal and mri on my chest was normal. The doctor did say that I had an enlarged heart. Should I be worried?
Asked On : Wed, 29 Dec 2010
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Worry doenst help much, infact in Cardiac conditions, worrying only worsens...
Cardiomegaly is mostly due to hypertension. So keep your blood pressure within range, by modifying diet first, ie low salt, low fat, more fibre.
Also moderate exercise is helpful. Your doctor will advice you when to start exercise.
Answered: Thu, 30 Dec 2010
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