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Enlarged Heart

Can stress and anxiety cause an enlarged heart?
And if so, can this be mistaken for acute pericarditis?
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976897 tn?1379167602
I guess its like asking if a mechanic would know the difference between a flat tyre and a blowing exhaust. Any cardiologist would know the difference and not confuse one with the other :)
Yes anxiety can easily cause an enlarged heart but it takes time.
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It was not a cardiologist, I guess I should have specified that it was a general practitioner.  I haven't seen the cardiologist yet.  I have an appointment scheduled though.  It's just that I have been feeling this way for a long time and according to the doctor I seen pericarditis usually last less then 6 weeks.

Thank you for answering.
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976897 tn?1379167602
well when you see the cardiologist, mention your idea about pericarditis, that way there can be no misinterpretation. Good luck and I hope it all goes well.
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