A 31-year-old male asked:
Would a mild left atrial enlargement cause symtoms? heart function shows normal and all other heart on echo shows to be normal. do not have any other related issues, other than anxiety disorder?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grimanswered
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Not likely. Ask Dr why it is large. Did you ever have rheumatic fever?
Answered May 29, 2022
Dr. Donald Colantinoanswered
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Since your echocardiogram showed no valvular or Interventricular septal abnormalities the only other cause of your mild left atrial enlargement would be high blood pressure. Does this pertain to you? Significant left atrial enlargement can predispose you to arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation or SVT. I recommend good follow-up for blood pressure & also a repeat echo in a year.? Stress managemen
Answered May 30, 2022
Last updated May 30, 2022
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