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I have just seen the result of my chest xray- mild cardiomegaly

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I have just seen the result of my chest xray- mild cardiomegaly with vascular congestion. my next appointment with my Dr is in a month's time .Can you give me a brief eplanation ? Thank you
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 7 years ago.


Why the Xray was taken? Is it mentioned about any particular area of vascular congestion? Any symptom? Any past illness?Any treatment taken?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
symptoms-coughing, wheezing, itching in my throat.Allergies
Medications- Zyrtec,nasal spray,hyzaar,metaglip
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for the input.

The presence of cardiomegaly suggests enlargement of the heart shadow in X ray. The cause can be enlargement of the heart due to diseases like high blood pressure , valvular heart disease, increased circulatory load , or an effusion. The vascular congestion is increased prominence of the blood vessels of the lungs. The congestion can be due to collection of blood in the blood vessels from the increased pressure of the heart, an inflammation or irritation.

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