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What is Cardiomegaly?


Updated June 16, 2014

Some signs of cardiomegaly can be detected by EKG
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Definition: A heart condition that causes the heart to become larger than normal as a result of heart disease. Cardiomegaly is most often linked to high blood pressure, but it can also occur as a result of other heart conditions, such as congestive heart failure, and other non-cardiac causes such as long-term anemia.
Also Known As: enlarged heart

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