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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Author: Kayla Romero Editor: Nicole Nwosu, Rebecca Ting, Dina Abbas Overview Coronary Artery Disease (CAD),  also known as Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), is one of the leading causes of mobility

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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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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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