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What causes an enlarged heart?

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An enlarged heart may have several causes, including high blood pressure and coronary artery disease.

SOURCES:

Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 8th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2007.

Luk, A. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 2009.

Jessup, M. New England Journal of Medicine, 2003.

Dec, G. New England Journal of Medicine, 1994.

McDonagh, T. The Lancet, 1997.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 24, 2020

SOURCES:

Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 8th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2007.

Luk, A. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 2009.

Jessup, M. New England Journal of Medicine, 2003.

Dec, G. New England Journal of Medicine, 1994.

McDonagh, T. The Lancet, 1997.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 24, 2020

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