What Causes Enlarged Heart?
Enlarged heart can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose enlarged heart, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "enlarged heart" as a symptom. For example, cardiomyopathy.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
having advanced cardiomyopathy
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of enlarged heart.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Has it been confirmed by a doctor that you have an enlarged heart?
→ Don't know
→ No, it is definitely not enlarged
→ Mildly enlarged / doctor not concerned
→ Moderately enlarged
→ Severely enlarged / doctor is very concerned
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either absence of enlarged heart or enlarged heart, The Analyst™
will consider or rule out possibilities such as Cardiomyopathy