"Cardiomegaly" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
- Heart Enlargement
- Enlargement, Heart
- Enlarged Heart
- Heart, Enlarged
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Cardiomegaly".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Cardiomegaly".
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