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This anteroposterior (AP) chest x-ray of a 58-year-old male patient, reveals the presence of his enlarged heart, known as cardiomegaly, which was a secondary complication to his underlying cardiomyopathy, which occurs when the heart muscle becomes enlarged, or rigid. This can lead to inadequate cardiac output, or other problems. Cardiomyopathy has many causes, including family history of the disease, prior heart attacks, and viral, or bacterial infections.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Thomas Hooten
Creation Date: 1978
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