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 Abington Heart and Vascular Institute – Jefferson Health use advanced technology for diagnosing cardiomyopathy and identifying contributing conditions.
Treatment is chosen according to the underlying cause of the enlarged heart.
Conviction of the Heart
See how a woman with an enlarged heart found help through congestive heart failure experts at Abington.
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