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Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.

Year introduced: 2000(1963)

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Tree Number(s): C14.280.195, C23.300.775.250

MeSH Unique ID: D006332

Entry Terms:

  • Heart Enlargement
  • Enlargement, Heart
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Heart, Enlarged
  • Cardiac Hypertrophy
  • Heart Hypertrophy

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