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severely enlarged left atrium

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
The size is : Not the problem, the issue is what caused it to become large. Significant mitral regurgitation is a possibility as is hypertension. An enlarged left a ... Read More
Dr. Joshua Buckler
19 years experience Cardiology
Clot: And if there is narrowing of the mitral valve (mitral stenosis) then a larger left atrium increases the risk for clot formation and stroke.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Not really: CHF can cause left atrial enlargement & many older patients have enlarged left atriums with no chf.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Left atrium enlarged: The left atrium gets enlarged when it has a pressure or volume load upon it. It can be associated with various heart abnormalities including CHF but i ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Emphysema : Is a serious matter much more so than left atrial enlargement which is not of significant worry unless arrythmia is resultant or enlargement is result ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Left atrial enlargem: Left atrial enlargement can have many causes and if verified on echo or other imaging study can presage various rhythm disturbances. Other problems ma ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Afib: Left atrial dilation is expected with atrial fibrillation. Discussion with your doc including risk/benefit of anticoagulants in alcoholics with Afib ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Possibly: It's is possible for left atrial enlargement to occur over a period of months depending on heart function or heart valve problems, masses, etc. An EC ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
43 years experience Cardiology
No: As long as there is no atrial fibrillation or incresed regurgitation donot worry
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Not MR: Mitral regurgitation causes enlargement of the left atrium but does not cause chest pain. (ever). Chest pain has many causes including: artery blocka ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Not unheard of: The fact is that most 59-year-olds don't have atrial fibrillation. However as we get older, the incidence increases.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Venous stasis ??: Venous stasis occurs only on the legs.

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