hi to all, the latest result of my ECG was found to have a heart enlargement. is this illness can be cure? I am a hypertensive for 5yrs and taking maintenance medicine. im schedule to have a 2DECHO test.
thanks in advance for any response to my query, if heart enlargement is curable?
An ECG is not a very good source for an assessment of size of chambers or blood flow dynamics. It is useful to determine any heart rhythm abnomalities, other than that it requires further evidence, supporting symptoms, etc.
Heart enlargement can have causes that don't respond very well to treatment; it depends on the underlying cause whether or not the heart can return to normal size. I had an enlarged heart 7 years ago due to high blood pressure, and becuase the heart was pumping against high resistance the over worked heart dilated to compensate. Medication lowered blood pressure, the heart responded with a reduced workload favorably and returned to normal size.
Your echo test will provide useful information regarding heart chamber size and the heart's ability to adequately pump blood into circulation to meet the oxygenated blood demand.
Thanks for the question and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond.
thank you for the very informative answer to my query and enlightened me on my worries. my doctor upgrade the dosage of my medication. now, i take 80mg of Micardis from 40mg and i am waiting for the result of my 2decho test.
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