What Is Cardiomegaly? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms


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Cardiomegaly refers to a heart that is _____ than normal.

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1. Pulmonary disease causes which part of the heart to enlarge?

2. Which is a symptom of cardiomegaly?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By completing this quiz, you can check to see what you know about cardiomegaly. To answer the questions on this quiz, you will need to know the characteristics of cardiomegaly, sections of the heart certain diseases affect, and cardiomegaly symptoms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to determine your knowledge of the following topics:

  • Cardiomegaly's effect on the heart
  • Part of the heart affected by pulmonary disease
  • Symptoms of cardiomegaly
  • Part of the heart that hypertension affects
  • Example of a temporary cause of cardiomegaly

Skills Practiced

You can use this quiz to practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the part of the heart pulmonary disease affects versus the part hypertension affects
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how cardiomegaly affects the heart
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned regarding diseases that affect the heart

Additional Learning

To get more information on cardiomegaly, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Cardiomegaly? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms. The following objectives are addressed in the lesson:

  • Explains cardiomegaly
  • Covers diseases that cause cardiomegaly
  • Discusses common forms of cardiomegaly
  • Details treatment options