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Coronary Microvascular Disease (CMD)

Authors: Kayla Romero, Claire Tian Revised: Dina Abbas, Helia Mansouri Dana Overview Characterized by the narrowing of the coronary microcirculation, Coronary Microvascular Disease (CMD) is prevalent in patients with cardiovascular

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Congestive Heart Failure

Author: Vanessa Mora Editor: Prachi Patel   Overview  Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) occurs when the heart is not efficiently pumping blood throughout the body, leading to inadequate blood flow to

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Cardiomegaly

Cardiomegaly is present worldwide, with a prevalence of 15 million people (Amin & Siddiqui, 2020). Cardiomegaly is a condition resulting in heart enlargement, and often occurs as a symptom from acquired cardiomyopathies or other pathological processes (Amin & Siddiqui, 2020). The condition is when the transverse diameter of the cardiac silhouette is equal to or exceeds 50% of the transverse diameter of the chest on a computed tomography or chest radiograph.  Dilated cardiomyopathy is the main type of heart enlargement, where the heart ventricles become thin and stretched, however heart enlargement may also be caused by hypertrophy; where the ventricles thicken (Amin & Siddiqui, 2020). An enlarged heart may not pump blood efficiently which may lead to heart failure, or further cardiovascular diseases and other symptoms (Amin & Siddiqui, 2020).  

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Cardiomegaly

Cardiomegaly is a condition resulting in heart enlargement, and often occurs as a symptom of acquired cardiomyopathies (Amin & Siddiqui, 2020). The condition occurs when the transverse diameter of the cardiac silhouette is equal to or exceeds 50% of the transverse diameter of the chest on a computed tomography or chest radiograph  (Amin & Siddiqui, 2020).  Dilated cardiomyopathy is the main type of heart enlargement, where the heart ventricles become thin and stretched (Amin & Siddiqui, 2020). However, heart enlargement may also be caused by hypertrophy, where the ventricles thicken (Amin & Siddiqui, 2020). An enlarged heart may not pump blood efficiently which may lead to heart failure or further cardiovascular diseases and other symptoms (Amin & Siddiqui, 2020).  

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