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What Causes Enlarged Heart?

Hi. my wife is 49 and was diagnosed this afternoon with an enlarged heart. what are the causes of this. the doctor said that it is early cardiac failure. about two to three years ago she was diagnosed with sarcoid. currently she is on treatment for hypertension and diabetes.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016
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hi,
now there are two possibilities one since you already have sarcoid, it may be due to sarcoidosis affecting heart. You mentioned patient is on treatment for hypertension and diabetes, so it's possible that patient has blockages in heart leading to enlargement.
So she should undergo mri heart and if needed heart biopsy and then treatment for sarcoidosis otherwise it's a progressive disease. Also she ll angiography for knowing blockages. so do visit local cardiologist and get back if you have any questions.
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What Causes Enlarged Heart?

hi, now there are two possibilities one since you already have sarcoid, it may be due to sarcoidosis affecting heart. You mentioned patient is on treatment for hypertension and diabetes, so it s possible that patient has blockages in heart leading to enlargement. So she should undergo mri heart and if needed heart biopsy and then treatment for sarcoidosis otherwise it s a progressive disease. Also she ll angiography for knowing blockages. so do visit local cardiologist and get back if you have any questions.