• Chest X-R
  • Although in most cases merely 'eye-balling' a chest x-ray will be sufficient in detecting cardiomegaly (as in most cases the heart is either clearly normal in size or clearly abnormally enlarged) when unsure the cardiothoracic ratio can be measured. (radiopaedia.org)
  • left
  • In the other types of cardiomegaly, the heart's large muscular left ventricle becomes abnormally thick. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because her chest radiography showed cardiomegaly and left-sided pleural effusion with small atelectasis, transthoracic echocardiography and contrast enhanced chest CT were performed ( figure 1 , see online supplementary video ). (bmj.com)