Heart Disease Community
enlarged heart
About This Community:

Join others with Heart Disease and get guidance and support. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

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

enlarged heart

I had an Echocardogram test done two weeks ago and everything looked good.  The same day I had a chest exray done for sudden onset of severe S.O.B and it showed an enlarged heart.  How can the Echo come back fine if there is an enlarged heart? I am scheduled for a Stress Test in one week. I am very concerned since heart disease runs in my family.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
976897 tn?1379171202
well an echo is more accurate than a chest xray for measuring dimensions, a lot more
accurate. A chest xray can have exposure problems or shadowing. It's unlikely that the
heart swelled up in just a couple of hours. The stress test will be valuable but I would
go with the echo results.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on clean_in_ks's status
21 hrs ago
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on dominosarah's status
Jun 26
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on spider6's status
Jun 25
Heart Disease Community Resources