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Would left coronary artery blockage produce ischemia of left ventricle and right axis deviation on ekg?

Would left coronary artery blockage produce ischemia of left ventricle and right axis deviation on ekg?

It could: you should discuss this with your doctor to see how severe the ischemia is and w to manage it ...Read more

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Left atrial enlargement , R-axis -57 Abnormal ECG ?

Left atrial enlargement , R-axis -57
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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

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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

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Echocardiography report, left ventricle, prominent septal bulge 1.2cm without tract obstruction, also resting wall motion abnormalities were present, spectral doppler shows impaired lv diastolic filli?

Echocardiography report, left ventricle, prominent septal bulge 1.2cm without tract obstruction, also resting wall motion abnormalities were present, spectral doppler shows impaired lv diastolic filli?

Complicated : To understand a report one needs to talk with one's physician. Resting wall motion abnormalities means areas of the heart are damaged and not contracting or squeezing normally. That is the heart "walls" are not moving correctly. Sometimes this can cause the wall inside the heart that separates the right and left side to "bulge". Impaired filling means the heart does not "relax" normally. ...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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My echo shows "left atrial cavity severely dilated.Right atrial cavity mildly dilated.Right systolic pressure 45mmHg. What does this mean?

My echo shows "left atrial cavity severely dilated.Right atrial cavity mildly dilated.Right systolic pressure 45mmHg. What does this mean?

Complex: Your 2DE is showing enlarged chambers, left atrium and right atrium. You have high normal pressure in the lung. The information given doesn't explain the reason for the LAE. Thus happens due a reason. Suggest make an appt with a heart doc and discuss these findings. You should see a heart doc and address this. Best of luck ...Read more

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Echo1.Old myocardial infraction (inferior+posterior+antero septal+apical) 2.Severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. What medicine you prefer?

Echo1.Old myocardial infraction (inferior+posterior+antero septal+apical)
2.Severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. What medicine you prefer?

A few: Assuming no medication side effects and normal vital signs in addition to no comorbidities that may play into this- daily aspirin, a beta blocker, statin and often an ace inhibitor. Each patient may need different things based on what else is going on. Have a conversation with your doc about it ...Read more

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Hypoplastic right ventricle --can that occur?

Hypoplastic right ventricle --can that occur?

Yes: A wide variety of defects can affect the formation of the fetal heart and this is one of them. There amy be other defects to compensate for this or as a result of the hypoplastic right ventricle to accommodate normal blood flow. ...Read more

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Normal sinus rhythm. Possible lt atrial enlargement. Cannot rule out Ant infarct , age undetermined. Abnormal ECG. Had pain in left chest and arm.

Normal sinus rhythm. Possible lt atrial enlargement. Cannot rule out Ant infarct , age undetermined. Abnormal ECG. Had pain in left chest and arm.

Need work up: You have to see your doctor for further evaluation. Echocardiogram and stress test are most likely indicated to rule out coronary heart disease. You are young, there fore it is not very likely unless you smoke, have family history of coronary heart disease at relatively young age, have high cholesterol. Check with your doctor whether your Levothyroxine dose is not high for you. ...Read more

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ABNORMAL MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION STUDY: SMALL SIZED REVERSIBLE PERFUSION DEFECT INVOLVING APICAL INFEROLATERAL SEGMENT AND APEX OF LEFT VENTRICLE?

ABNORMAL MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION STUDY: SMALL SIZED REVERSIBLE PERFUSION DEFECT INVOLVING APICAL INFEROLATERAL SEGMENT AND APEX OF LEFT VENTRICLE?

Arterial blockage.: Ischemia in areas of the heart, as you have related, infers that the arteries that feed these parts of the heart are narrowed such that blood flow through them reduces with exertion. It means these areas of the heart are vulnerable and further testing is needed and intervention may be necessary. ...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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I have atrial septal aneurysm-protrusion 6 mm beyond the plane and a base width 10mm.Ecg showed incomplete right bundle branch block.Is this dangeros?

I have atrial septal aneurysm-protrusion 6 mm beyond the plane and a base width 10mm.Ecg showed incomplete right bundle branch block.Is this dangeros?

Maybe: Every ASD does not need to be repaired. However this one is moderately large. You are 24 with a long life ahead of you. Echocardiograms and other tests will inform your cardiologist about your best choice forward. Also how healthy and athletic you are will help inform the decision. the RBBB is benign and unimportant in my opinion and compatible with a normal life span ...Read more

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My cardiac MRI showed persistent left sided superior vena cava drains into a dilated coronary sinus w/ mild dilation of the main pulmonary artery?

My cardiac MRI showed persistent left sided superior vena cava drains into a dilated coronary sinus w/ mild dilation of the main pulmonary artery?

Mostly a normal: Variant. Every fetus has one, but in most it involutes before birth. 0.3% of the general population has one. It is the most common variation of the thoracic venous system. Left svc draining into coronary sinus is expected 90% of the time. Discuss with your doctor the significance in your case of the mild dilation of the pulmonary artery. ...Read more

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It was a right atrial infarction that affected interatrial septum?

It was a right atrial infarction that affected interatrial septum?

Atrial infarction: Not sure what you're asking but you are describing a very rare something in right atrial infarction ...Read more

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Stress Echo-What does decreased left ventricular volume and hyperdynamic left ventricular systolic function mean?

Stress Echo-What does decreased left ventricular volume and hyperdynamic left ventricular systolic function mean?

Normal response : If you mean stress echo showed hyper dynamic LV function and smaller LV volume after exercise,that is a normal hemodynamic response to increased work, i.e. Exercise. ...Read more

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Do my left and right elbows have the same anatomy and structure?

Do my left and right elbows have the same anatomy and structure?

Mirror image: The two sides are the same but not identical. One side is the mirror image of the other, just like your right and left hands. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Small lump on tubes(?) going from scrotum to body. Top left side of ball sac. No pain. Is this just my texture/anatomy

Small lump on tubes(?) going from scrotum to body. Top left side of ball sac. No pain. Is this just my texture/anatomy

Probably Normal: Sounds like you are feeling tiny lymph glans surrounding the vas deferens (the tube that carries the sperm from the testicles to your seminal vesicles A good question to ask is "does it feel the same on both sides?? If YES its probably normal..if NO see your Primary Care Doctor. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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15 yo. Syncope & pots syndrome.Mild ^ aortic artery and mild ^ left ventricle low sa node. What is low sa node? Would anatomy cause the diagnoses

15 yo. Syncope & pots syndrome.Mild ^ aortic artery and mild ^ left ventricle low sa node. What is low sa node? Would  anatomy cause the diagnoses

POTs: Pots is a syndrome where there is an exaggerated heart rate response to changes in blood pressure. When the heart rate goes too high, certain reflexes kick in and can then cause low blood pressure and fainting. This condition is typically not caused by an anatomical problem but rather a physiological one. ...Read more

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"The bone scan confirmed asymmetric SI joints; however, is likely related to a transitional lumbosacral anatomy at the L5 on the left side." Meaning?

"The bone scan confirmed asymmetric SI joints; however, is likely related to a transitional lumbosacral anatomy at the L5 on the left side." Meaning?

Transitional: Some people have a transitional vertebral body at S1 which appears exactly the same as a lumbar verterbral body. This sometimes can result in asymmetric SI joints, but it is an incidental finding ...Read more

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Can feel small pea size lump( not visible) on upper left of scrotum, maybe on the tubes in the area. Cancer or just my anatomy?

Can feel small pea size lump( not visible) on upper left of scrotum, maybe on the tubes in the area. Cancer or just my anatomy?

Here are some ...: Most likely & most commonly, what you depicted merely represents the presence of a benign sebaceous cyst - not cancerou, which is harmless and needs no active Rx except at the rare occurrence of superimposed infection leading to a boil. For confirmation, seek a timely pro-evaluation. Best wish ... ...Read more

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How do you calculate left atrial volume index ?

How do you calculate left atrial volume index
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Left atrial: Indexed volume = la volume(ml)/body surface area (m2). ...Read more

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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How dangerous is it to have both the left and right atrium enlarged?

Depends: Depends on the cause and the size of the chambers. ...Read more