Definition of cardiomegaly in English:


Line breaks: car¦dio|meg¦aly
Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈmɛgəli


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Abnormal enlargement of the heart.
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    • A physical examination showed stable vital signs but severe cardiomegaly and congestive heart failure.
    • Manifestations include cardiomegaly, heart murmur (mitral regurgitation, aortic regurgitation), friction rub secondary to pericarditis, and congestive heart failure.
    • These factors are previous thromboembolism, left atrial thrombus, marked cardiomegaly, heart failure, dilated left atrium, or spontaneous echocontrast.


1960s: from cardio- + Greek megas, megal- 'great'.

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