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what causes the heart to swell


Posted by zanzee

a thorough check up revealed that my brother heart is swollen.

 

 
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Viruses and some chemotherapies can lead to cardiomyopathies.  So can blocked arteries which damage the wall of the heart and weaken it.  Regardless, the patient ends up with heart failure which means the heart is not as efficient at pumping out blood as one would hope.  There's a specific combination of medications used to help those with heart failure.  Blood pressure control is imperative.  If medications aren't enough, sometimes we resort to pacemakers, etc.  In any case, see if you can find out the exact phrase or diagnosis given.  It makes it easier to search for information online.  Hope this helps.
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