A 20-year-old female asked:
My ecg says "right atrial enlargement" "sinus tachycardia" "rightward axis" "nonspecific st and t wave abnormality" and "abnormal ecg." no one said anything to me about it. why do i have all of those? i'm scared i have carcinoid heart disease?
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Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Consult a cardiologist for evaluation, appropriate testing ( such as an echocardiogram) & advice. Right atrial enlargement by EKG isn't always accurate. History of heart murmurs? Right atrial enlargement and right axis deviation are common in chronic pulmonary disease. ST-T abnormalities & rightward QRS axis can be seen in youths. Carcinoid is a rare disease. Do you have characteristic symptoms?
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