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  1. cardiomegaly, megalocardia, megacardia, enlarged heartnoun

    an abnormal enlargement of the heart

    "mild cardiomegaly is common in athletes"


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  1. Cardiomegaly

    Cardiomegaly (sometimes megacardia or megalocardia) is a medical condition in which the heart becomes enlarged. It is more commonly referred to simply as "having an enlarged heart". It is usually the result of underlying conditions that make the heart work harder, such as obesity, heart valve disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), and coronary artery disease. Cardiomyopathy is also associated with cardiomegaly.Cardiomegaly can be serious and can result in congestive heart failure. Recent studies suggest that cardiomegaly is associated with a higher risk of sudden cardiac death.Cardiomegaly may diminish over time, but many people with an enlarged heart (dilated cardiomyopathy) need lifelong medication. Having family history with cardiomegaly may indicate increased risk for this condition.Lifestyle factors that can help prevent cardiomegaly include eating a healthy diet, controlling blood pressure, exercise, medications, and not abusing alcohol and cocaine.


  1. cardiomegaly

    Cardiomegaly is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal enlargement or swelling of the heart. It is not a disease itself, but a symptom of other heart conditions such as coronary artery disease or high blood pressure. Cardiomegaly can lead to shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats, and a higher risk of heart failure.


  1. Cardiomegaly

    Cardiomegaly is a medical condition wherein the heart is enlarged.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cardiomegaly

    Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cardiomegaly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cardiomegaly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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