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Enlarged Left Atrium Swollen Thyroid
I have all symptoms of hypothyroidism, but blood tests are normal. plus a swollen thyroid left side. What can cause this? Hair is really falling out.
Other possibilities.: The Thyroid is not the only endocrine gland that affects metabolism, mood, menstrual cycles and hair follicle activity in women your age. It's quite possible that you are experiencing peri-menopause, or that you have Vitamin D deficiency. Has the enlargement of the thyroid gland been confirmed/examined with ultrasound? If not it should be. Your other hormones and a D level should be checked also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
My doctor said my left atrium was slightly enlarged and a little leaky valve, but wasn't concerned, should I be?
I was diagnosed with mitral regurgitation and enlarged left atrium, now lately i've been getting a lot of chest pain sometimes everyday.What could it be?
Get it checked out: Mitral regurgitation is when the mitral valve leaks blood back into the left atrium. This can definitely cause the left atrium to enlarge. However, this typically doesn't cause pain per se. Shortness of breath, funny heart rhythms, fatigue are all possible symptoms. Some, however, describe things differently. I recommend you get this checked into. Chest pain can also be something serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had echo after stvs (which i've had intermittently for years) that turned into afib. Doc said my left atrium is "slightly" enlarged. I'm 59, female. He said it's not unusual at my age. Agree or recs?
Most common cause : Of atrial fibrillation in usa is hypertensive cardiovascular disease. Enlarged left atrium cause the abnormal atrial arrhythmia. Heart rate control and prevention of thromboembolic event a must. Sinus rhythm convertion always a possibility to avoid complications. Electrical, drug and ablation therapy are 3 possible treatments. Consult your cardiology for the best regimen for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers