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Causes Of Left Atrial Enlargement
LA enlargement : La enlargement is likely due to one of several causes including high blood pressure, valve disease or other structural heart problems. This could be related to the first degree heart block since if the atria is big then it may take longer to conduct from the atria to the ventricle. The best way to evaluate la or left atrial size is by an ultrasound or echocardiogram of the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seen a cardiologistEcg normal apart from possible left Atrial Enlargement, no further tests done and discharged.Please advise?
Many: Enlarged R atrium occurs as a result of increased pressure in R side of heart. Congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension and acquired valvular disease can cause enlargement of the atrium. Breathlessness is a common symptom of all. Further evaluation would be indicated. Thanks for Trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I do not know: Your dr. who knows you best, will take that reading and compare it to your overall physical condition, and most likely it will be fine, but they need to discuss it with you to be sure. ...Read more
What to do if I had an EKG well several that showed possible left and right atrial enlargement since then I have had bouts?
I was diagnosed with bilateral atrial enlargement and preserved left ventrical systolic function on my recent echocardiogram. What does all this mean?
Biatrial enlargement: is an increase in the size of both the upper two chambers of the heart--the right and left atria. The preserved left ventricular systolic function means the heart muscle itself is pumping normally. Atrial enlargement can be due to a problem with the heart valves, or chronic lung disease on the right, systemic hypertension on the left. It requires an expert cardiology evaluation to clarify. ...Read more
ECG: Without seeing the ecg and only given what you wrote, it isn't possible to know whether the ecg is abnormal or not. An axis of 57 degrees is not a 'right axis', 157 degrees would be. Left atrial enlargement has definite ecg parameters but doesn't always mean significant abnormality is present. If it were possible to see the ecg more comment would be possible. ...Read more
Left atrial enlargement and low voltage qrs in teenager who is experiencing extreme fatigue and has had at least three episodes of near syncope.
What's been done?: If the left atrial enlargement is so far only demonstrated on x-ray, and no other imaging studies have been performed, junior has a left atrial myxoma until proved otherwise and could die suddenly from it at any time. If this has been ruled out by proper imaging, then forgive me. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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