Congestive Heart Failure Community
Heart Enlargement
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Heart Enlargement

My father who is 80 yrs old has due to left valve problem and now he has enlarge heart. What I want to know is they any way to reduce the size of the heart?
Related Discussions
563773_tn?1374250139
Hi,

There are drugs that can be given which will reduce the load on the heart. For e.g. diuretics and ace inhibitors, which increase the formation of urine, digitalis, which can improve the functioning of the heart? For the same, a cardiologist can guide you better. The other options are a replacement of the valve that I do not think will be suggested at this age and of course, the last option is the heart transplantation. I think the best method will be the drug/medical therapy.

I hope that helps. Please do keep me posted. Kind regards.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
173749 commented on Croup - I thought adu...
Jun 21
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine is happy! Comment
Jun 10
566249_tn?1294661218
Blank
GardeniaDreams very tired. Comment
May 03
Congestive Heart Failure Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank