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  1. cardiomegaly, megalocardia, megacardia, enlarged heartnoun

    an abnormal enlargement of the heart

    "mild cardiomegaly is common in athletes"


  1. megalocardianoun

    An enlarged heart


  1. megalocardia

    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. megalocardia

    Megalocardia is a medical condition characterized by an abnormally enlarged heart. It is often caused by specific diseases or conditions, such as high blood pressure or heart valve disease, that cause the heart to work harder and subsequently increase in size.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of megalocardia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of megalocardia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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