Top
30
Doctor insights on: Left Atrial Abnormality

Share
1

1
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

2

2
What is left atrial abnormality incomplete right bundle block?

What is left atrial abnormality incomplete right bundle block?

Ecg : What you list are electrocardiographic patterns. Left atrial abnormality suggests the possibility of structural abnormalities of the left atrium. Incomplete right bundle branch block suggests slowing of electrical impulse conduction in the right bundle branch of the conduction system. These findings can be associated with abnormal structure and function but are not diagnostic any specific problem. ...Read more

3

3
Can doctors tell me what does left atrial abnormality and repol abnrm ischemia, diffuse leads suggests?

Can doctors tell me what does left atrial abnormality and repol abnrm ischemia, diffuse leads suggests?

Several things: Laa means that your left atrium is either enlarged, thickened (hypertrophied), or both. Diffuse ischemia is a worrisome reading on an ekg and means you need further evaluation. An imaging stress test (with either echo or nuclear medicne) is the usual next step. Good luck. ...Read more

4

4
Probable left atrial abnormality. P>50mS, <-0.10mV V1 Meaning? What test, angiogram? Veinography? Should I be concerned?

Probable left atrial abnormality. P>50mS, <-0.10mV V1 Meaning? What test, angiogram? Veinography? Should I be concerned?

Ecg: That finding on an ecg doesn't mean a lot. You need to discuss your own situation with your Doc in case there are other factors that need to be considered. ...Read more

5

5
Present ECG reort Left Atrial Abnormality and T wave Abnormality in high lateral leads after CABG operatin after one year. In 2016 janurary 19th CABG?

Present ECG reort Left Atrial Abnormality and T wave Abnormality in high lateral leads after CABG operatin after one year. In 2016 janurary 19th CABG?

Need prior EKGs: There's no way to answer your question (presuming there is one) without knowledge of prior EKGs or your medical history. Use HealthTap Prime to upload & discuss, or discuss with your Cardiologist. In general, CABG operations mean that your EKG can change, as the heart shifts in position after the surgery. What the EKG portends requires analysis & testing. Abnormal T wave can be from ischemia. ...Read more

6

6
Had 3 EKG same day all diff times and they all say same thing sinus rhythm left atrial abnormality low limb lead voltage What does this mean?

Had 3 EKG same day all diff times and they all say same thing sinus rhythm left atrial abnormality low limb lead voltage What does this mean?

These are all most: Likely normal for you but without knowing more about your body habitus it is impossible to say. It certainly is nothing serious and you can wait to discuss it with your health care provider at your next routine visit. ...Read more

8

8
What is the possible effect on a person having an ECG result sinus tachycardia with left atrial abnormality?

Depends: The ekg is one piece of a puzzle. It is also a sensitive test that is sometimes wrong. Those findings may have little to no significance or may be meaningful when looked at in the context of your history. Talk with your doctor to see if further testing is warranted. ...Read more

9

9
They did an ECG and on the report it says "left atrial abnormality", "Sinus Rhythm", "Probable right ventricular hypertrophy" Am i safe? Should i worr

See below: This are changes observed in particular leads and not absolute but suggestive (depending on the criteria).
Left Atrial abnormality maybe is suggesting hypertension or another etiology that increased pressure. This could be backing up to the RV and cause hypertrophy.

If that is the case you would Short of breath or have some difficulty breathing. More info needed to answer properly ...Read more

10

10
I have mitral valve prolap. Echo was normal, stress test normal, ekg showed bordline left atrial abnormality, suffer from anxiety, should worry?

I have mitral valve prolap. Echo was normal, stress test normal, ekg showed bordline left atrial abnormality, suffer from anxiety, should worry?

Not yet: If u gave mitral valve prolapse, your echo ought bot to have been "normal" as u state but rather show evidence of a redundant leaflet and MVP with or without leaky valve. TheASE has strict criteria for MVP exactly bc it was very loosely being used. Pls reconcile with a cardiologist. SecondECG not test of choice to diagnose "left atrial enlargement" which is what is being suggested. Echo is. ...Read more

11

11
Please translate my results; EKG (Sinus Brady, HR 71- Low voltage in precordial leads. -Left atrial enlargement. — Nonspecific T- abnormality.) — 8/25/2017 EKG?

Question? Consult!: The EKG findings must be considered in context of age, history, and symptoms. 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 ("inbox") works particularly well because it enables emailing back and forth with the details. ...Read more

13

13
Ekg left atrial enlargement, nonspecific t wave abnormality, echo done trace mitral regurg, tricuspid regurg. Pericardial effusion global. Is my heart ok?

Ekg left atrial enlargement, nonspecific t wave abnormality, echo done trace mitral regurg, tricuspid regurg. Pericardial effusion global. Is my heart ok?

More info needed: I am assuming echo is showing pericardial effusion and global? Or maybe global hypohypokinesia? Any wall motion abnormalities? Ejection fraction? Do u have any symptoms? At rest or with activities? Any other risk factors? Smoker, overweight, dm, htn, high chol, family history heart attacks, sedentary life etc. Any prior heart attacks? Stress test done. Any recent viral infection? Pericarditis? ...Read more

16

16
I stated wrong on my last post. It didn't say possible. It said RSR' in V1 or V2, RVH or VCD, and possible atrial abnormality. Is that bad? 34/ yr F

I stated wrong on my last post. It didn't say possible. It said RSR' in V1 or V2, RVH or VCD, and possible atrial abnormality. Is that bad? 34/ yr F

Probably not. : Sounds like you may have what's called a right bundle branch block (rbbb) or Incomplete rbbb (both are benign). Also, many times with women when they do the EKG they don't take off the bra and the leads are inadvertently placed higher on the chest giving you the reading you quoted. Those EKG computer reads are not very helpful. Go by your docs read not the computer :) ...Read more

18

18
What are the symptoms of left atrial enlargement?

What are the symptoms of left atrial enlargement?

Left atrial enlargem: Left atrial enlargement itself has no symptoms. If there is pathology like mitral insufficiency or mitral stenosis associated with left atrial enlargement, the symptoms are produced by the physiology of the pathologic lesion. ...Read more

19

19
How do you calculate left atrial volume index ?

How do you calculate left atrial volume index
?

Left atrial: Indexed volume = la volume(ml)/body surface area (m2). ...Read more

20

20
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

21

21
Left atrial enlargment and low voltage qrs in teenager?

Left atrial enlargment and low voltage qrs in teenager?

Cardiology: I am not sure what you are asking here. The question is not clear. But, it surely sounds unexpected and I would make sure this youngster is seeing a cardiologist. ...Read more

22

22
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

23

23
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

25

25
Atrial fibrilation with left bbb and asthma?

Atrial fibrilation with left bbb and asthma?

Heart and lung: Heart and lung work together, some people develop cardiac asthma if their heart muscle is weak. If asthma existed before the heart issues, they are treated independently. Some heart medications, such as beta blockers, can worsen asthma, some don't. It is a complex issue and needs to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

26

26
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

28

28
What is the difference between left atrium volume and left atrium volume index?

Volume/ BSA = index: LA volume / BSA = index. It is a way to compare volumes taking into account variability of patient size ...Read more

29

29
Can moderate thickening of the left atrium be reversed? If so, what would be the typical drug regimen?

Left atrium: Left atrial dilation is easier to image than hypertrophy. If la thickening is truly present, the cause would suggest therapeutic steps. We generally treat what we believe is causing an abnormality. ...Read more

30

30
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