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What you mean by Enlarged cardiac silhouette & vascular congestion on heart of 20 month?

Enlarged cardiac silhouette & vascular congestion on heart of 20 month old? What does it mean after a chest xray they see a enlarged cardiac silouette vascular congestion on heart on ou 20 month old?
Sun, 20 Nov 2011
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  Anonymous's Response

enlarged cardiac silouette- means that the heart is bigger than it is supposed to be.

vascular congestion of lungs means that there is some sort of back pressure from the left heart to the lungs, due to which blood in the lung vessels has increased.

These two features is suggestive of a congenital heart disease in a 20month old baby.

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What can be done for this cituation?

General & Family Physician Dr. Radhika Thyagaraju's  Response
enlarged cardiac shadoq with congestion is due to a block or an impairement to the normal flow in the heart. It could be due to a congenital heart condition which can be diagnosed by proper investigation. I would advise you to get a 2d echo of the heart and visit a cardiologist in this regard. I hope i have answered your query. Take care
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