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Can an enlarged heart return normal and what prerequisites would it require for this to happen?

By Anonymous September 14, 2015 - 4:05am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for that interesting question.

An enlarged heart, medically termed cardiomegaly, is a symptom.

A person can develop an enlarged heart temporarily because of a stress on the body, such as pregnancy, or because of a medical condition, such as the weakening of the heart muscle, coronary artery disease, heart valve problems or abnormal heart rhythms.

An enlarged heart may be treatable by correcting the cause. Treatment for an enlarged heart can include medications, medical procedures or surgery.

An enlarged heart can be caused by conditions that cause the heart to pump harder than usual or that damage the heart muscle. Sometimes the heart enlarges and becomes weak for unknown reasons.

A congenital cardiac defect, which a person is born with, damage from a heart attack or an abnormal heartbeat, also called an arrhythmia, can cause the heart to enlarge.


September 14, 2015 - 8:13am
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