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Suffering from Cardiomegaly. Has chronic rheumatoid arthritis, on leflunomide, methatroxate. Treatment and care ?

Hello Sir, My mother is suffering from Cardiomegaly . Her case history is, she has chronic rheumatoid arthritis and she is taking leflunomide , methatroxate and some steroids. Now, in the recent X-ray , it is found that she has cardiomegaly(mild). How dangerous is it and what is the treatment and life expectancy and what care should be taken for this. I am in Australia and planning to call her over here, can I? Thanks Heaps! Kind Regards, Bhaumik
Wed, 10 Apr 2019
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Hello,

Cardiomegaly is a condition that you do not want to worry about, it happens a lot in old patients and it does not affect their lives.

But your mother may need to do ECHO imaging to the heart to know how effective the heart is working.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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