What is the most common cause of an enlarged cardiac silhouette?

Radiation causes pericardial effusion.

Can enlarged heart go back to normal?

After treatment, your enlarged heart will return to its normal size. If you have an ongoing condition that causes your enlarged heart, it will not go away.

Is cardiac silhouette normal?

The cardiac silhouette occupies less than 50% of the chest on a PA radiograph.

What is cardiac silhouette?

The cardiovascular silhouette is the outline of the heart as seen on chest x-rays. Useful clues for underlying disease can be found in the size and shape of the cardiac silhouette.

How long can you live with an enlarged heart?

The effect of an enlarged heart is dependent on the underlying cause.

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