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35 Possible Causes for Cardiac Signs and Symptoms, Increased Area of Cardiac Dullness

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    This is a rare occurrence, especially in patients that do not exhibit any signs and symptoms of acute cardiac decompensation.[] […] a constellation of clinical symptoms (dyspnea and fatigue) and signs (edema and rales) that lead to frequent hospitalizations, a poor quality of life, and a shortened life[] Apart from pulmonary congestion, CXR findings are only predictive of heart failure where there are co-existing typical signs and symptoms. Urinalysis.[]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    Like HCM, it can cause sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes. What are the signs and symptoms? Some people who have cardiomyopathy never have signs or symptoms.[] Signs and symptoms Signs and symptoms of HCM can include the following: Sudden cardiac death (the most devastating presenting manifestation) Dyspnea (the most common presenting[] Symptoms may include palpitations and fainting after physical activity. ARVD usually affects teens and young adults.[]

  • Aortic Valve Stenosis

    Aortic valve stenosis (AVS) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, especially in the presence of symptoms and echocardiographic signs of left ventricular[] Further Reading [ edit ] What signs/symptoms to look out for with AS Australian Heart Foundation - Active living References [ edit ] [The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne[] Renin-angiotensin system inhibitors (RASi) attenuate cardiac remodelling in various conditions, but the safety and efficacy of RASi in AVS is unsure.[]

  • Pericardial Effusion

    Considerable amounts of pericardial fluid may muffle heart sounds, increase the area of cardiac dullness, and change the size and shape of the cardiac silhouette.[] Cardiac Tamponade Acute Symptoms include chest pain and dyspnea Signs include tachycardia, hypotension, elevated JVP, pulsus paradoxus and muffled heart sounds Chronic/Subacute[] Signs and symptoms [ edit ] Chest pain or pressure are common symptoms. A small effusion may be asymptomatic.[]

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    Physical exam: A thorough physical exam will be done to evaluate for signs of a cardiac problem.[] cardiac arrest.[] Medical history: A history of heart failure symptoms including feeding issues, heart rhythm problems, and exercise intolerance.[]

  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

    There were no other associated symptoms. At no time did the patient have clinical signs or symptoms of angina or cardiac failure.[] Signs and symptoms of ischemic cardiomyopathy include sudden fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, and palpitations.[] The patient may not exhibit any signs and symptoms in the early stages of cardiomyopathy.[]

  • Cor Triloculare Biventriculare

    Recognizing heart disease during pregnancy is challenging as physiological changes during pregnancy can cause signs and symptoms mimicking cardiac disease, e.g., fatigue,[]

  • Primary Cardiomyopathy

    The patient may not exhibit any signs and symptoms in the early stages of cardiomyopathy.[] Considerations for Cardiomyopathies Type* Signs and symptoms Diagnostic considerations Treatment considerations Dilated cardiomyopathy Shortness of breath, fatigue, cough[] Clinical presentation is with signs and symptoms of systemic and pulmonary venous congestion from diastolic heart failure and pulmonary HTN [ 43 ].[]

  • Large Ventricular Septal Defect

    signs and symptoms of infection.[] […] anomaly. [3] Signs and symptoms [ edit ] Ventricular septal defect is usually symptomless at birth.[] […] and symptoms of heart failure Signs and symptoms of infection Postoperative status Nursing Considerations-Associated Nursing Procedures Blood pressure assessment Cardiac[]

  • Cardiac Tamponade

    Cardiac tamponade shares symptoms and signs such as dyspnea, edema, and low urine output with other, more-common diseases.[] These patients often develop frequent ascites and present with clinical signs and symptoms similar to cardiac tamponade (tachycardia, hypotension and dyspnea).[] Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2013 February;80(2):109-116 ABSTRACT Cardiac tamponade shares symptoms and signs such as dyspnea, edema, and low urine output with other[]

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