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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Left Atrium Causes

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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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What causes enlarged right venticle?

What causes enlarged right venticle?

Multiple things: High pressure such as blood pressure but also stiff lungs in a smoker can cause condition called cor pulmonale. Also leak from l side of heart to right side like "hole in heart" between the ventricles can also do that as well. ...Read more

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What is enlarged left atria mean?

What is enlarged left atria mean?

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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What causes right ventricular hypertrophy?

What causes right ventricular hypertrophy?

Pressure or volume: Any process that provokes a chronic pressure overload to the right ventricle can do this. Examples are pulmonary hypertension and pulmonic stenosis, ...Read more

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How dangerous is an enlarged left atrium?

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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Can right ventricle dilation cause heart palpitations?

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Can right ventricle dilation cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Dilation of any of the heart chambers can cause disordering of the heart's conduction system & cause palpitations or arrythmias. ...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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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. ...Read more

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Submandibular lymphnodes mildly enlarged bilaterally on left side of neck? What does this mean? Causes?

Submandibular lymphnodes mildly enlarged bilaterally on left side of neck? What does this mean? Causes?

Reactive LN?: It is not unusual for a person to have occasional reactive lymph nodes that enlarge in response to infections and inflammation. Nodes in that area can react to dental or oral problems. Piercings that are removed often or irritated can cause this. It could also be a deep cyst, an enlarged salivary gland, and other things. You should get it checked. ...Read more

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Left neck vein bulges. Is that left heart failure?

Left neck vein bulges. Is that left heart failure?

Probably not: First, neck vein distension can be caused by many things, only one of which is heart failure. Second, if it were due to heart failure, it would likely be on both sides, and then would reflect problems on the right heart. But since the most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure, neck vein distension is a sign of heart failure. But not likely in you. Talk to your own doctor. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged jugular vein?

What causes an enlarged jugular vein?

I have : To know is enlargement unilateral or bilateral, is also some puffiness of the face exists too.I t is is highly recommended to see a physician if the face is puffy too. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary hypertension cause right atrial enlargement?

Does pulmonary hypertension cause right atrial enlargement?

PAH: Yes it can. In Pulmonary Hypertension, imagine the right side of the heart as a pump and the pulmonary arteries as a dam. When pulmonary artery pressures keep going up, the blood backs up into the pump (heart) and can affect both chambers of the right side of the heart. The Right Atrium can enlarge and the Right Ventricle can enlarge, become thick, or lose ability to pump properly. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal lymph nodes near lungs?

What causes abnormal lymph nodes near lungs?

Varies: If bilateral hilar consider sarcoidosis, others include lung infections like tb, lung tumors and metastatic cancer. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged lymph nodes near or on aorta?

What causes enlarged lymph nodes near or on aorta?

Enlarged Lymph Nodes: I assume these were seen on a ct scan. They could be from many different causes. Lymph nodes enlarge from inflammation, infection, cancer. I would talk to your doctor about the findings. They know your history and can give you an idea about why they are enlarged. ...Read more

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What does a moderately dilated left ventricle signify?normal systolic function,EF 55-60%,wall thickness normal.mitral/tricuspid regurgitation present.

What does a moderately dilated left ventricle signify?normal systolic function,EF 55-60%,wall thickness normal.mitral/tricuspid regurgitation present.

Dilation: In the presence of mitral regurgitaton, a moderately dilated left ventricle with normal EF implies a significant volume of mitral regurgitation. This should be followed up by a cardiologist to determine if more attention is required at this point. ...Read more

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How serious is having an enlarged left atrium with emphysema?

How serious is having an enlarged left atrium with emphysema?

Emphysema : Is a serious matter much more so than left atrial enlargement which is not of significant worry unless arrythmia is resultant or enlargement is result of mitral valve dysfunction. ...Read more

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Small left sided heart with abnormal septal motion in ventricle EF 60-65% heart is normal including thickness. Possible pulmonary hypertension cause?

Small left sided heart with abnormal septal motion in ventricle EF 60-65% heart is normal including thickness. Possible pulmonary hypertension cause?

MRI: If you have severe pulmonary hypertension, you may have Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. This is potentially a serious diagnosis. Intracardiac and intrapulmonary shunting must be ruled out. A cardiac MRI and nuclear shunt test can make this determination. These tests are likely only available at a major referral center - London. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes an abnormal lymph node near heart?

What causes an abnormal lymph node near heart?

Most probably you: Are talking about a mediastinal adenopathy. They can be located at the anterior, middle and posterior part of the mediastinal compartment. Infection vs tumor have to be diagnosed quickly. A pulmonary physician should be involved in the process with a cardiothoracic surgeon. Chest x ray and ct of chest usually done during evaluation. Possibly a biopsy by bronchoscopy, ct guided or mediastinoscopy. ...Read more

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