Tag: enlarged

Medications for enlarged prostate linked to heart failure risk

Widely used medications for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)—also known as enlarged prostate—may be associated with a small, but significant increase in the probability of developing heart failure, suggests a study in The Journal of Urology, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The risk is highest in men taking a type of BPH medication

Study finds long-term endurance exercise is associated with enlarged aorta

It’s long been known that endurance athletes have larger hearts on average than the rest of the population and that cardiac enlargement is a healthy adaptation to exercise. But what wasn’t known until now was whether the aorta—the main artery leaving the heart and supplying the body with oxygenated blood—followed suit, and if it did,