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I have been diagnosed with an enlargened heart. Is there

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I have been diagnosed with an enlargened heart. Is there treatments that will work without surgery?
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: my health is good. Last year I had two abdominal stents put in because I had an aneurism. Since then I have been fine. But I am 64 years old. Woulds they have operated on me for aneurism if I had an over enlargened heart?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: My dad had a pace maker.
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Cardiology
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Cardiologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Cardiologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Did your echocardiography show enlarged heart?

Were you advised surgery for it?

Do you have high blood pressure?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have high blood pressure medication that controls my pressure well usually about 140/90 at times. Yes. The Cardiologist wants to send a whatever from my groin up to my heart. If all is ok, he wants to put in a "pump"? Did my echocardiology show it? I don't know. He never showed me anything and they did a scan of sorts and a strss test.
Cardiologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

A meticulous control of blood pressure would revert the heart enlargement.

A pump is usually advised if the pumping power of heart is low (termed ejection fraction).

You need to discuss alternatives with your doctor; but maintaining and regulating the blood pressure is likely to be the key.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Cardiologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

There is a condition called as dilated cardiomyopathy. Was this diagnosed by your doctor. This may need surgery. Please read this resource;

http://www.medicinenet.com/cardiomyopathy_dilated/article.htm#what_is_the_treatment_for_dcm

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