The most frequent causes of cardiomegaly, or an enlarged heart, are high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, explains WebMD. Less common causes include viral infection, abnormal heart valve, kidney disease, alcoh... More »

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Causes of an enlarged heart are usually high blood pressure or coronary artery disease, according to WebMD. Other causes include a viral infection of the heart, alcohol or cocaine abuse, genetics, and an abnormal heart v... More »

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Possible causes of an enlarged heart include conditions that cause the heart to pump harder than normal, such as disease of the heart valve or muscle, and high blood pressure, according to Mayo Clinic. In some cases, the... More »

Causes of arterial plaque include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes, according to WebMD. Arterial plaque can lead to heart attack, stroke, and serious infection in the legs and feet. More »

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In as many as 95 percent of reported high blood pressure cases in the United States, the underlying cause cannot be determined, but heredity, age, race, gender, diet and lifestyle are contributing risk factors, according... More »

The causes of high blood pressure in men include certain foods and drinks, lack of physical activity, extreme stress and certain medications, according to WebMD. Overweight individuals are likely to suffer from high bloo... More »

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Atrial fibrillation may result from conditions that affect the heart such as heart attacks, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, lung diseases and coronary artery disease, according to Mayo Clinic. Stress-related pneumonia, si... More »

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