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Encyclopedia > Cardiomegaly
Cardiomegaly
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ICD-10 I517
ICD-O:
ICD-9 429.3
OMIM
MedlinePlus [2]
eMedicine /
DiseasesDB 30769

Cardiomegaly is a medical condition wherein the heart is enlarged. It is generally categorized in the following manner: The following codes are used with International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... // I00-I99 - Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I02) Acute rheumatic fever (I00) Rheumatic fever without mention of heart involvement (I01) Rheumatic fever with heart involvement (I02) Rheumatic chorea (I05-I09) Chronic rheumatic heart diseases (I05) Rheumatic mitral valve diseases (I050) Mitral stenosis (I051) Rheumatic mitral insufficiency (I06) Rheumatic aortic... The International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O) is a domain specific extension of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems for tumor diseases. ... The following is a list of codes for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... The Mendelian Inheritance in Man project is a database that catalogues all the known diseases with a genetic component, and - when possible - links them to the relevant genes in the human genome. ... MedlinePlus (medlineplus. ... eMedicine is an online clinical medical knowledge base that was founded in 1996. ... The Diseases Database is a free website that provides information about the relationships between medical conditions, symptoms, and medications. ... The heart and lungs (from an older edition of Grays Anatomy) The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. ...

It is not always negative; athletes often have enlarged hearts. However, it can often be associated with other serious medical conditions. Although ventricular hypertrophy may occur in either the left or right or both ventricles of the heart , left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is more commonly encountered. ... Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is the abnormal thickening of the myocardium (muscle) of the left ventricle of the heart. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ...


Associations

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, is a disease of the myocardium (the muscle of the heart) in which a portion of the myocardium is hypertrophied (thickened) without any obvious cause. ... Haemochromatosis, also spelled hemochromatosis, is a hereditary disease characterized by improper processing by the body of dietary iron which causes iron to accumulate in a number of body tissues, eventually causing organ dysfunction. ... This article discusses the medical condition. ... Congestive heart failure (CHF) (also called congestive cardiac failure and heart failure) is the inability of the heart to pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body, or requiring elevated filling pressures in order to pump effectively. ...

See also

Hypertrophy is the increase of the size of an organ. ...

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Tropical Medicine Central Resource (1252 words)
This type of puerperal cardiomegaly occurs worldwide but is rare in Caucasians and occurs almost exclusively in fls and those of mixed race.
Also different are the focal areas of necrosis, with infiltration of lymphocytes, and occasionally neutrophils and eosinophils, none of which usually occur in the idiopathic form.
On a frontal chest radiograph the changes are those of cardiomegaly, with pulmonary venous hypertension.
Cardiomegaly (Enlarged heart) - Miscellaneous - DoctorNDTV (113 words)
Cardiomegaly is the condition in which there is an enlargement of the heart which may leads to heart failure.
The main causes of cardiomegaly are high blood pressure, defective heart valves, inflammation of the heart muscles, severe anaemia and thyroid disorders.
Treatment depends on the cause of cardiomegaly which will be determined by the treating cardiologist.
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