Originally Posted by Pika
Kenkeith, could you tell me what is the name or what kind of Medication can help reduce heart size? My heart showed mildly enlarge at the chest X-ray. Dr don't care and said nothing wrong. Send me home, no medication, he said wasn't need treatment. Now I just stay home and wait for it "POP"??? Very upset! Please tell me.......
If one's heart enlargement is due to an "overworked" heart, as an example, the cause may be the heart is pumping against a high resistance of the arteries (measured by systole pressure). Also, a fast heart rate can and does overwork the heart. With less work and right circumstances the meds will reduce remodeling.
Medication is an ACE inhibitor and beta blocker. It will dilate vessels and lower resistance. Coreg (beta blocker) slows heart rate and assists in dilating vessels in conjunction with the ACE inhibitor.
Not all heart enlargements are due to overwork, but if it is, it is important to treat. Otherwise there will be a progression of heart size to size that seriously impedes heart contractions and there is heart failure.
Sometime as a person ages, there is going to be some slight enlargement and not pathological. The progression of size, if any, may not be an issue.