Cardiomegaly is an enlarged heart. The enlargement is a condition caused by underlying disorders like high blood pressure, valve disorders, pericardial effusion, coronary heart disease, anemia, thyroid disorders, etc. This condition leads to shortness of breath, arrhythmia, edema, etc. The treatment includes the elimination of underlying disorders and lifestyle modifications.

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My wife has cardiomegaly. Will that cause lower limb microvasculature resulting in more fragile skin?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has cardiomegaly, HFpEF 50 to 55%. Moderate PAH (44 mmHg) by the echo. NT-proBNP of 1130 pgs/ ml. She had COVID-19, and was in ICU; massive systemic glucocorticoids or other catabolic steroids saved her, but during her ten days in the hospital, NT-proBNP was 5,000 pgs/ml; fasting ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sad to know about her multiple comorbidities. She has heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. What can be done to reverse heart failure or slow the progression? Adopt the following measures: 1) Control her blood sugar levels. HbA1c (hemoglobin) should be less than...  Read Full »

Is mild cardiomegaly with small lymph node enlargement dangerous?

Query: Hello doctor I had chest pain and had to rush into an emergency sometimes two months back. In my ECG, the findings show as below: 1) Probable left atrial enlargement. 2) Abnormal R-wave profession, early transition. However, the main cause of concern was ruled out as a gall bladder stone stuck i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your ECG (electrocardiography) was normal, and your current investigations are also normal. All inflammatory markers and HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) did not show ...  Read Full »

What does mild bilateral interstitial prominence in a chest x-ray indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from asthma, high blood pressure, and diabetes. She recently got COVID-19. She got an X-ray of her lungs. These are findings observed in the X-ray. There is a bilateral mild interstitial prominence. There is no definite infiltrates and pleural abnormality. The hear...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to the statement, your mother has recently affected by COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). She is a patient of asthma, high blood pressure, and diabetes. She has done a chest X-ray and it reveals bilateral mil...  Read Full »

Is heart enlargement with no focal infiltration reversible?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I recently found out via online test results that I have an enlarged heart, but no reason was given for why it is enlarged or how enlarged it is? The impression is Cardiomegaly with no evidence of focal infiltrate. I am currently obese but in good health w...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Enlarged heart only on chest x-ray is not reliable. X-ray is just like a shadow, the farther you stand from the wall, the larger will be your shadow. In the same way, if you stand away from x-ray film even a few centimeters, it will give an enlarged shadow of heart on t...  Read Full »

What causes fluid collection in the lungs?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has pleural infection in lungs. When she was 2 years,¬†decortication was done by open surgery. Now she is four years old. 3 days back she got fever. Though after taking antibiotic her fever subsided, x-ray report showed mild cardiomegaly with bilateral perihilar congestion. Is...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. Pleural fluid collection occurs when infection persists for long time and is not responding to antibiotics. Pleural fluid collection in past does not increases the chances of collection at a later age. This time, x- ray (attachment remo...  Read Full »

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