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Test report shows hypertensive heart disease. How to treat it?

PLEASE I M FEMALE I GOT THIS RESULT PLEASE HELP: DIAGNOSIS Heart is enlarged with left ventricular configuration. Aortic unfolding is noted with a prominent knuckle. Hila are normal. Pulmonary vasculature is normal. Both lungs are clear. Both CP angles are free. Both domes of diaphragm are normal. Soft tissue and rib cage are normal. IMPRESSION CARDIOMEGALY- HYPERTENSIVE HEART DISEASE . ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IS ADVISED.
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
Your X ray report suggest that your heart size is enlarged,with unfolding of aorta commonly seen in patients of hypertension.but there can be other causes also like valve defects,muscle diseases.
If you are a known patient of High blood pressure then you should check with your physician and get a EKG done to see everything is fine or not.
In X ray cardiac size is roughly detected hence you are advised Echocardiography which is ultrasonography of heart gives exact dimensions of heart and function with status of valves.
Left ventricular function in the form of Ejection Fraction.
You should follow advise of your treating Physician.
Take care
Good Luck.
Answered: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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