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What to do if right atrial enlargement - please help?

What to do if right atrial enlargement - please help?

RAE: Right atrial enlargement can be a true anatomic diagnosis related to pathology in the heart or lungs. There are also ECG readings of 'right atrial enlargment' which may or may not actually represent true anatomic enlargement of the right atrium. If you have true right atrial enlargment, you need a diagnosis of the reason why your right atrium is enlarged. ...Read more

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What is atrial fibrillation a symptom of?

What is atrial fibrillation a symptom of?

It depends: Atrial fibrillation is an irregular rhythm in which the atria beat at nearly 400 beats/min. It is common in older patients as a reflection of aging of the conduction system. In younger patients it can be caused by alcohol and drug abuse. It can also occur when the heart dilates as in congestive heart failure. The abnormal contractions put patients at risk for blood clots which may cause strokes. ...Read more

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Does atrial flutter usually cause many symptoms?

Does atrial flutter usually cause many symptoms?

Sometimes: Many people with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter will experience a racing and irregular heartbeat, lightheadness, and feeling off. Some people have no symptoms at all, however. An ekg can pick up this condition. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is atrial fibrillation?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is atrial fibrillation?

Electrical chaos: The electrical impulses in the upper chambers of your heart (mostly originating from the left side) are completely chaotic leading to a quivering motion of these chambers instead of their typical, coordinated pumping function. The lower chambers beat erratically, as the electrical impulses bombard them in a haphazard way. See a cardiologist or an elelctrophysiologist. ...Read more

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I wake up really hot in the mornings and I don't know why all my blood test are normal could it be my atrial ectopics doing it I also get headaches?

I wake up really hot in the mornings and I don't know why all my blood test are normal could it be my atrial ectopics doing it I also get headaches?

Cool the room: You may wish to cool your room. It is likely that this is not due to any illness, just the ambient temperature. Atrial ectopic are not to blame. ...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

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Anyone knows anything about evanosis, a symptom of atrial septal defect?

Anyone knows anything about evanosis, a symptom of atrial septal defect?

Same as cyanosis?: I believe evanosis and cyanosis are same, turning blue due to not enough oxygen in the blood being pumped by the heart ... Deoxygenated blood from the body returns to the heart and goes from the right atrium through the ASD to the left atrium (bypassing the lungs) and gets pumped back out to the body without picking up more oxygen from the lungs ... ...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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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