1. cardiomegaly

noun. an abnormal enlargement of the heart.


  • megalocardia
  • symptom
  • enlarged heart


  • hyponatremia
  • hyperglycemia
  • hypoglycemia
  • hypercalcemia

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Example sentences of the word cardiomegaly

1. Noun, singular or mass
If blood pressure is raised, the heart must push harder to circulate the blood through the body in order to combat against the heart, and this in turn leads to mild cardiomegaly.

Noun, plural
There are five main causes of mild cardiomegaly, each with its own causes and characteristics.

3. Adjective
It is important that patients with mild cases of cardiomegaly receive treatment for the cause of the condition before it can have more damaging effects upon the heart.

4. Verb, base form
This expansion can lead to cardiomegaly.