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What is atrial fabrillation?

What is atrial fabrillation?

Abnormal rhythm: Atrial fibrillation (af) is a heart rhythm problem due to disorganization of the electrical activity in the atria (upper heart chambers). Af is the most common heart rhythm disorder. Patients with af may have no symptoms or may have symptoms such as decreased energy, palpitations, or heart failure. Af also increases the risk of stroke. Various therapies may be used to treat af and stroke risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
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Atrial Septal Aneurysm (Definition)

The atrial septum devides the right atrium (upper heart chamber) from the left. During developement in the womb, there is a large opening in this wall which closes soon after birth. The closure can be floppy or redundent, and may be referred to as aneurysm. This is benign and not the type of aneurysm that needs repair or is ...Read more


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What's the causes of atrial fibulation

What's the causes of atrial fibulation

Atrial fibrillation.: Hyperthyroidism, valvular heart disease, pulmonary disease(copd), pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy ischemic viral hypertensive but a few all need to see physician. ...Read more

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How do you calculate left atrial volume index ?

How do you calculate left atrial volume index
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Left atrial: Indexed volume = la volume(ml)/body surface area (m2). ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a septal atrial defect?

Could you explain what is a septal atrial defect?

Since birth: It's a congenital defect in which the there is a hole in the wall separating the left and right atria (upper chambers of the heart). It's usually called an "atrial septal defect" or just asd. ...Read more

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What does borderline left atrial abnormality mean?

What does borderline left atrial abnormality mean?

EKG: I presume this is on electrocardiogram computer generated interpretation and defined by the width of the p wave and p wave morphology. This cannot be interpreted alone. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What caused the left atrium to become mildly dialated?

What caused the left atrium to become mildly dialated?

Left atrial enlargem: Left atrium is the chamber the blood enters after flowing through the lungs. If its enlarged, there may be problems related to the pressure or volume of blood flow through the chamber. Many things can cause this, best to discuss with your doctor for your specifics. ...Read more

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Left atrial enlargment and low voltage qrs in teenager?

Left atrial enlargment and low voltage qrs in teenager?

Cardiology: I am not sure what you are asking here. The question is not clear. But, it surely sounds unexpected and i would make sure this youngster is seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is more serious, atrial or ventricular fibrilation?

What is more serious, atrial or ventricular fibrilation?

Ventricular: Both are serious. However, vf is often associated with pending collapse of the circulatory system. Vf is a serious complication of acute heart attacks and other heart disease and must be treated aggressively, usually in the ICU setting. Af can be life threatening, but is often discovered incidentally and some live with it untreated. Untreated vf is usually fatal. ...Read more

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How to know what is atrialateral depression of the atrium?

How to know what is atrialateral depression of the atrium?

Atrium: It appears you have your words garbled. Please find the proper words for your question, atria lateral depression isn't a coherent term. Do you mean atrial fibrillation? ...Read more

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What are the health risks of having an enlarged right atrium?

Atrial enlargement: An enlarged atrium can predispose one to development of cardiac dysrhythmias like atrial fibrillation and can be caused by factors such as lung disease. A cardiologist can advise you further. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get atrial fibrilation back to normal?

What is the best way to get atrial fibrilation back to normal?

Atrial fibrillation : May go back by itself, may need drug or electrical cardioversion, electro physiologic ablation is used for some folks and some folks stay in afib chronically. ...Read more

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What is left atrial abnormality incomplete right bundle block?

What is left atrial abnormality incomplete right bundle block?

Ecg : What you list are electrocardiographic patterns. Left atrial abnormality suggests the possibility of structural abnormalities of the left atrium. Incomplete right bundle branch block suggests slowing of electrical impulse conduction in the right bundle branch of the conduction system. These findings can be associated with abnormal structure and function but are not diagnostic any specific problem. ...Read more

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Can you describe what happens to the blood in the right atrium?

Can you describe what happens to the blood in the right atrium?

RA: blood inflow during systole of RV with RA pressure rising till in RV diastole the tricuspid valve opens and blood flows into RV from RA until RV systole closes TV and cycle repeats ...Read more

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What is the meaning of Chronic Atrial Fibrilation? is it same with permanent AF?

What is the meaning of Chronic Atrial Fibrilation? is it same with permanent AF?

Misnomer: Some people use these interchangeably, but they're not really the same thing. Permanent AF describes a condition where the doctor and patient have agreed not to pursue reestablishment of normal rhythm. Chronic AF is sometimes used to describe the above, but sometimes is used to describe someone who's had AF for a long time (even if they're in and out of AF). ...Read more

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Why would the po2 in the aleolar capillaries be higher than po2 in the left atrium?

Why would the po2 in the aleolar capillaries be higher than po2 in the left atrium?

Oxygen: The po2 in the alveolar capillaries represents the just diffused oxygen from the alveoli, by the time the blood gets to the la there is some mixing of the blood with some blood that may have gone by poorly aerated alveoli and not got as much oxygen into it. ...Read more

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Are there any arrythmias in particular that are associated with right atrial enlargement?

Are there any arrythmias in particular that are associated with right atrial enlargement?

Atrial fibrillation: The only arrhythmia that I am confident about is atrial fibrillation (Afib). Afib can also be seen in left atrial enlargement (LAE), & can lead to strokes or embolic complications if left untreated. That being said, not all people with RAE develop Afib, and the rate of conversion may increase as u get older. TTYD / Cardiologist about Holter monitors & other means of diagnosis. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Seen a cardiologistEcg normal apart from possible left Atrial Enlargement, no further tests done and discharged.Please advise?

Seen a cardiologistEcg normal apart from possible left Atrial Enlargement, no further tests done and discharged.Please advise?

OK: If you have no symptoms/problems because of any structural heart enlargement or defect than there is nothing to be done. I am guessing your doctor already went through the basics - made sure that there are no cardiovascular symptoms and is comfortable with just regular follow up. ...Read more

Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Atrial Septal Defect Repair (Definition)

An atrial septal defect is a congenital defect of the heart. A hole in the wall between the left and right atria permits blood to mix. There are several types of asd's and depending on the type and size they can either be closed with closure device placed thru the veins or by heart surgery ...Read more


Dr. Warren Foster
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Atrial Tachycardia (Definition)

Atrial tachycardia is a symptom in which a person's heart rate is faster than normal for his age or for the activity he is doing, and the electrical impulse for his heartbeats starts in the upper part of the heart (the atria). An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) ...Read more