What Is a Cardiomegaly?

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  • 1. 1. Amin, A.; Siddiqui, W. (2020, Aug. 10) Cardiomegaly. Retrieved from https://www.statpearls.com/articlelibrary/viewarticle/18915/
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2. Risk Factors

You may be at a higher risk of developing cardiomegaly if you have high blood pressure (higher than 140/90 millimeters of mercury), congenital heart disease (a condition that occurs at birth and affects the structure of your heart), or heart valve disease (a condition that damages the valves and affects blood flow through the heart).

Another risk factor is a family history of cardiomyopathy or enlarged hearts. If you have a parent, sibling or other immediate family member who currently has or previously had an enlarged heart, you may be more likely to develop the condition as well.


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