What is Cardiomegaly?
December 14, 2006 2:34am CST
Cardiomegaly is a medical condition wherein the heart is enlarged. It is generally categorized in the following manner:Cardiomegaly due to dilation Cardiomegaly due to ventricular hypertrophy Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) Right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH) Left atrial enlargement It is not always negative; athletes often have enlarged hearts. However, it can often be associated with other serious medical conditions.