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Enlarged Heart

Cardiomyopathy, a weakened or impaired heart muscle, reduces the heart’s ability to pump blood efficiently. As the heart pumps harder to make up for lessened blood flow, the muscle thickens and the heart enlarges.

An enlarged heart is often caused by congestive heart failure, but may be due to aortic stenosis, heart attack or other condition.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Enlarged Heart

Finding the cause of heart enlargement is key to determining the best treatment. Specialists at the Heart and Vascular Institute at Abington Health use advanced technology for diagnosing cardiomyopathy and identifying contributing conditions.

Treatment is chosen according to the underlying cause of the enlarged heart.

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Conviction of the Heart

See how a woman with an enlarged heart found help through congestive heart failure experts at Abington Health.

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The high quality and cost-efficiency of our heart services have earned Abington Memorial Hospital recognition as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care® by Independence Blue Cross.Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care

JointCommissionGoldSealThe Joint Commission also awarded Abington Memorial Hospital the Gold Seal of Approval and Disease-Specific Advanced Certification for its Comprehensive Heart Failure Program and certification for advanced VAD (Ventricular Assist Device).

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