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37 Possible Causes for Increased Area of Cardiac Dullness

  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis is caused by the lateral displacement and rotation of the vertebral bodies. It is most common during periods of rapid somatic growth. Scoliosis impedes on the movement of the ribs, places the respiratory muscles at a mechanical disadvantage and displaces the various organs of the thoracic cavity. Scoliosis[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Background A promising approach to the treatment of chronic ischaemic heart disease and congestive heart failure is the use of stem cells. The last decade has seen a plethora of randomised controlled trials developed worldwide, which have generated conflicting results.[…][doi.org]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    BACKGROUND: Coronary artery fistula, first described by Krause in 1865, is an abnormal communication between the coronary artery and one of the four chambers of the heart or one of the great vessels. The communications are often congenital but may also be acquired from trauma or invasive cardiovascular[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Aortic Valve Stenosis

    Research Transcatheter versus... Transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis at low and intermediate risk: systematic review and meta-analysis Research BMJ 2016 ; 354 doi: (Published 28 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5130 Reed A Siemieniuk, PhD[…][web.archive.org]

  • 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.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiovascular impairments are frequent in Cushing's syndrome and the hypercortisolism can result in cardiac structural and functional changes that lead in rare cases to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Such cardiac impairment may be reversible in response to a eucortisolaemic state.A 43-year-old man with a medical[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

    Abstract BACKGROUND Ischemic cardiomyopathy is characterized by myocyte loss, reactive cellular hypertrophy, and ventricular scarring. However, the relative contribution of these tissue and cellular processes to late failure remains to be determined. METHODS AND RESULTS Ten hearts were obtained from individuals[…][doi.org]

  • Cor Triloculare Biventriculare

    Cor triloculare biventriculare accounts for approximately 0.31% of cases of congenital heart disease (CHD). Moreover, people with cor triloculare biventriculare always have shorter life spans, and cases of gestation are rare. There have been various related reports of cor triloculare biventriculare in recent years.[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

    BACKGROUND: Mallory-Weiss syndrome (MWS) with active bleeding at endoscopy may require endoscopic haemostasis the modalities of which are not well-defined. AIM: To compare the efficacy of endoscopic band ligation vs. hemoclip plus epinephrine (adrenaline) in bleeding MWS. METHODS: From 2001 to 2008, 218 consecutive[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Suppurative Pericarditis

    Patients with large pericardial effusions have an area of increased dullness at the base of the heart in addition to generalized enlargement of the area of cardiac dullness[tele.med.ru] Increased area of cardiac dullness to percussion. Normally, cardiac dullness extends laterally to the apical impulse in the fifth intercostal space.[tele.med.ru]

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