"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".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cardiomegaly" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Cardiomegaly" was a major or minor topic of these publication.