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What could be done if a persons heart is enlarged ?

hai doctor ,my dad is 55years old and weighs i think 100kg and has a heart problem,he used 2 cough alot at night and when he went to the hospital,he was told his heart is big...what medicine can you prescribe,please help
Asked On : Wed, 1 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,Lumba,thanks for query.First of all he needs complete evaluation for the cause of increase in heart size.He needs some investigation like blood pressure,E.K.G.,lipids etc,so that the cause could be determined.After that one can advise any treatment.Keep your follow up with doctor on regular basis.Bye.
Answered: Wed, 1 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
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The big heart that your father has is probably due to condition of congestive cardiac failure leading to back pressure changes on lungs leading to cough.This can happen if he has suffered a silent infarct;or lowered ejection fraction of heart and even excess weight which may lead to the condition.He needs to be evaluated and investigated to find the reason of such a condition and since it is related to heart definitely it is to be considered as critical.Let the Cardiologist examine him and he will advise the proper medicines required and he should recover soon but the medicines will have to be continued lifelong.Since it is a critical illness it is not advisable to write or prescribe any medicine on internet neither you should look for and he has to be treated by a Cardiologist.Please consult a Heart specialist immediately.
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