PR. R. ABELANET - CNRI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PR. R. ABELANET - CNRI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Enlarged heart in acromegaly. Heart from a person affected by acromegaly. Acromegaly is where the anterior pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone, resulting in enlarged organs and soft tissue swelling. Here, the heart is abnormally enlarged (cardiomegaly). This is a dangerous condition as it can lead to heart failure.
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