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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 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.

Emily Green-Motley

Conviction of the Heart

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

Read Emily's Story

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

JointCommissionGoldSealThe Joint Commission also awarded Jefferson Abington 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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