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Would like to know my outlook. Ihave left b b b. dilated left atrium. Moderate left ventricular dysfuntion. And ef of 40%.pumping. Would like an honest as?

Would like to know my outlook. Ihave left b b b. dilated left atrium. Moderate left ventricular dysfuntion. And ef of 40%.pumping. Would like an honest as?

Prognosis: A personal visit with a doctor would be the best way of learning about the prognosis; However an ejection fraction of 40% is somewhat low, a cardiac defibrillator is usually recommended when the ejection fraction drop at 35% or below to prevent sudden cardiac death ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can happen to a person with a dilated left atrium?

Can anyone tell me what can happen to a person with a dilated left atrium?

Reason?: Depends on the reason? Do you have hypertension, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, left ventricular hypertrophy, atrial fibrillation? These are all treatable. In all cases, you're at increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure. That doesn't mean you'll ever get those-your risk is simply increased. ...Read more

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Echocardio results:concentric lvh w/ adeq systolic function, dilated left atrium, mild tricuspid reg, pulmonic reg. Is this normal?

Echocardio results:concentric lvh w/ adeq systolic function, dilated left atrium, mild tricuspid reg, pulmonic reg. Is this normal?

No.: This may be the result of longstanding hypertension. The doc who ordered your test should know more about how to interpret your results. ...Read more

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In addition to mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle when ejection fraction is 48% and left atrium is moderately dilated, what could that indicate?

In addition to mild hypokinesis of the left ventricle when ejection fraction is 48% and left atrium is moderately dilated, what could that indicate?

EF: What this means is that there is a region of your heart that is not moving properly. This likely secondary to impaired irrigation from a possible stenosis vessel. Depending on the reason you could have diastolic/systolic dysfunction. Giving the dilated atrium. You should likely be on bblockers, acei, Aspirin, ...Read more

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I have a severely dilated left atrium according to an echo test The rest of the heart is normal Can I reverse this condition?

I have a severely dilated left atrium according to an echo test The rest of the heart is normal Can I reverse this condition?

Depends: Isolated dilatation of the left atrium is very unusual and is often associated with something else like a mitral valve problem. Go and ask your doctor for the rest of the information and he can determine if it is potentially reversible. Like everything else the prognosis depends on the cause.
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Please explain complications for severely dilated left atrium of 6 CM with moderate pulmonary hypertension with rvsp of 54 mm.?

Please explain complications for severely dilated left atrium of 6 CM with moderate pulmonary hypertension with rvsp of 54 mm.?

LAE and PH: Left atrial enlargement (LAE) and pulmonary hypertension (ph) often indicate that the ph is due to left heart disease, what is called group 2 pulmonary venous hypertension. One needs to determine the cause of the left heart disease before making treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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severe LAE, left atrium is severely dilated, mitral valve leaflets appear mildly thickened. Mitral regurgitation (1-2+), what does this mean?

severe LAE, left atrium is severely dilated, mitral valve leaflets appear mildly thickened. Mitral regurgitation (1-2+), what does this mean?

Question? Consult!: These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case problems. Consider a cardiology consultation here on HealthTap. The kind of consult where you ask for help within the next 24 hours works particularly well for a complex case because it enables emailing back and forth with the details. ...Read more

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I am 58 had an Echo done it states - Diastolic filling indicates impaired relaxation. Left Atrium moderately dilated. 40% blockage in LAD. Bad?

I am 58 had an Echo done it states - Diastolic filling indicates impaired relaxation. Left Atrium moderately dilated. 40% blockage in LAD. Bad?

You may: Need to see a cardiologist. If you have blockage in the LAD with symptoms of chest discomfort, you may nee to undergo a left heart cathetherization. If the have not done a stress test yet. Have that done so that they can see the degree of stenosis in the other vessels ...Read more

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Echo results:concentric lvh w/ adeq systolic function, dilated left atrium, mild tricuspid reg, pulmonic reg. Mixd plaques no stenosis found. Pls expln.

Echo results:concentric lvh w/ adeq systolic function, dilated left atrium, mild tricuspid reg, pulmonic reg. Mixd plaques no stenosis found. Pls expln.

More info: So I'm a little confused because an echocardiogram can't really see plaques. I can explain the concentric lvh: this means that the heart muscle is thickened; the most common reasons are because of longstanding high blood pressure or narrowing of the aortic valve. ...Read more

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Can mildly dilated left atrium and mild pulmonary hypertension 42mmHg appear on ECG?

Can mildly dilated left atrium and mild pulmonary hypertension 42mmHg appear on ECG?

There are EKG: Findings that are consistent with left atrial enlargement and some changes can suggest pulmonary hypertension as well however the exact pressure cannot be determined. Did you mean ECHO rather than EKG? ...Read more

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Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse. Left Atrium mildly dilated. Mild mitral regurg. Cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse. Left Atrium mildly dilated. Mild mitral regurg. Cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If you had the cardiac cath you list any time recently, more information should be available from that. A TEE is a transesophageal echo which gives us better pictures than a transthoracic echo. You should discuss this echo with your Doc ...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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How dangerous is an enlarged left atrium?

The size is: Not the problem, the issue is what caused it to become large. Significant mitral regurgitation is a possibility as is hypertension. An enlarged left atrium increases the risk for atrial fibrillation. See your doctor ...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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Can anyone tell me about openings in right and left atrium of heart?

Can anyone tell me about openings in right and left atrium of heart?

PFO: Everyone has this opening before birth. It typically closes soon after birth. In some individuals it stays open when its called pfo. ...Read more

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Left atrium enlargement with 1 st degree heart block is there any cause for concern?

Left atrium enlargement with 1 st degree heart block is there any cause for concern?

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 more

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Mildly enlarged left atrium with atrial fibrillation. Should I be worried about the enlarged left atrium? Thank You.

Mildly enlarged left atrium with atrial fibrillation. Should I be worried about the enlarged left atrium? Thank You.

Atrial enlargement &: Slowed atrial conduction are classic precursors & setup for atrial fibrillation. AFib is rare without these. Less commonly discussed are atherosclerosis, plaque ruptures & compromises of circulation to atrial muscle: a setup for ↓ed atrial function just as it is for ventricular muscle. Thus optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c & Systolic BP, the 3 biggest drivers of atherosclerosis, also AFib. ...Read more

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Can the left atrium be enlarged in 5 months time? I had lt atrium 35 mm 6 months back shown in an echo & an EKG one month back indicates I have lae.

Can the left atrium be enlarged in 5 months time? I had lt atrium 35 mm 6 months back shown in an echo & an EKG one month back indicates I have lae.

Possibly: It's is possible for left atrial enlargement to occur over a period of months depending on heart function or heart valve problems, masses, etc. An ECG finding of left atrial enlargement is less sensitive and specific for lae. An echo is a more definitive test. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged left atrium cause chf?

Left atrium enlarged: The left atrium gets enlarged when it has a pressure or volume load upon it. It can be associated with various heart abnormalities including CHF but it isn't a cause per se. ...Read more

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