Cardiothoracic Imaging
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Image finding: Enlarged heart




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Lateral radiograph
Lateral radiograph
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Echo LPLA view
Echo LPLA view

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When the horizontal diameter of the lower cardiac silhouette well exceeds one half of the internal diameter of the thorax, cardiomegaly is diagnosed. It is wise to assess the depth of the inspiration by noting whether the diaphragm lies lower than the ninth or tenth rib posteriorly as it should if there is an adequate inspiratory effort.

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