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Enlarged heart with a CT ratio of 13.5 in a 26.5 chest. What is cardiomegaly ?

Hi, i just got my X-ray result today and says the empression Cardiomegaly, the heart is enlarged with a CT ratio of 13.5 in a 26.5 chest and i feel dizzy sometimes when i move too much and mostly i will felt it during noon time before lunch, i feel like my balance is not normal floating like. i thought in the beggining its a vertigo, so i just fince my nose and blow air out from my ears and i feel fine after wards.im 38 yrs old, healthy. I am also doing my fitness exercise treadmill twice a week. my concerns whats is this all about cardiomegaly.
Sat, 14 May 2011
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cardiomegaly is enlargement of heart muscles,ventricles or atrium,it can cause cor -pulmuloe or heat faliure,stop the treat mill exe it can over load your heart and worsen the condition,quit smoking and any tobacco product,stop alcohol .get an echo and pft done
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cardiomegaly is the enlargement of ventricles or atrium ..in other words u can say that normal heart size is not seen...which is the complication of some heart diseases or otyher corelateed disease u need to have echo done soon
heart patients are need to be properly cautious towards their diet control n smoking habits as well as drinking habits///..these are not good for them
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