In this section the radiographic appearance
of the cardiovascular system is described including changes seen with left- and right-sided
congestive heart failure, and the normal size and shape of the heart followed by
the radiographic features of individual chamber enlargement.
Thoracic radiography (despite the advent
of Doppler echocardiography) remains the optimal diagnostic procedure for the assessment
of the degree of volume load (pulmonary congestion or oedema) and is superior in
this respect to clinical examination.
Congestive heart failure
Abnormal heart size and shape
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