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Abnormal enlargement of the heart.
- ‘Manifestations include cardiomegaly, heart murmur (mitral regurgitation, aortic regurgitation), friction rub secondary to pericarditis, and congestive heart failure.’
- ‘On his first admission, chest radiography showed cardiomegaly, and an immediate two-dimensional echocardiographic study demonstrated a massive pericardial effusion.’
- ‘A physical examination showed stable vital signs but severe cardiomegaly and congestive heart failure.’
- ‘Other abnormalities noted were cardiomegaly, abnormal pulmonary vessels, and interstitial prominence.’
- ‘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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