Definition of Cardiomegaly

1. Noun. An abnormal enlargement of the heart. "Mild cardiomegaly is common in athletes"

Exact synonyms: Enlarged Heart, Megacardia, Megalocardia
Generic synonyms: Symptom



Definition of Cardiomegaly

1. Noun. megalocardia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Cardiomegaly

1. Cardiac hypertrophy. Origin: Gr. Megas = large This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cardiomegaly

cardiokymogram
cardiokymograph
cardiokymography
cardiolipin
cardiolipin synthetase
cardiolipins
cardiologic
cardiological
cardiologies
cardiologist
cardiologists
cardiology
cardiolysis
cardiomalacia
cardiomegalies
cardiomegaly (current term)
cardiometabolic
cardiometry
cardiomotility
cardiomuscular
cardiomyoblast
cardiomyocyte
cardiomyocytes
cardiomyocytic
cardiomyogenesis
cardiomyogenic
cardiomyoliposis
cardiomyopathic
cardiomyopathies
cardiomyopathy

Literary usage of Cardiomegaly

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1. Disability Evaluation Under Social Security edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"cardiomegaly or ventricular dysfunction must be present and demonstrated by imaging ... PA film) will be considered indicative of cardiomegaly if the ..."

2. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"cardiomegaly is a healthy adaptation to anemia and should not by itself be considered pathologic. Few children develop congestive heart failure in the ..."

3. Unstable Angina: Diagnosis and Management by Eugene Braunwald (1997)
"... previous infarction, or conduction abnormalities on their resting ECG or have cardiomegaly by physical examination or chest radiograph, ..."

4. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"An enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) and heart murmurs are almost universal features of sickle cell disease because of the anemia. In this condition, the chest ..."

5. Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, Rtecs: A Comprehensive Guide edited by Doris V. Sweet (1993)
"... infarction 02 Changes in coronary arteries 03 Pericarditis 04 Arrythmias (including changes in conduction) 05 cardiomegaly 06 EKG changes not diagnostic ..."

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