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Cardiomegaly MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cardiomegaly
Tree Number(s)
C14.280.195
C23.300.775.250
Unique ID
D006332
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006332
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer HYPERTROPHY, LEFT VENTRICULAR or HYPERTROPHY, RIGHT VENTRICULAR; note entry term CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY: do not confuse with CARDIOMYOPATHY, HYPERTROPHIC; CARDIOMEGALY, EXERCISE-INDUCED is also available
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Cardiac Hypertrophy
Enlarged Heart
Heart Enlargement
Heart Hypertrophy
NLM Classification #
WG 210
Public MeSH Note
2000; see HEART HYPERTROPHY 1993-1999; see HEART ENLARGEMENT 1963-1992
History Note
2000(1963)
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Cardiomegaly Preferred
Cardiac Hypertrophy Narrower
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