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Doctor insights on: Left Atrial Enlargement Symptoms

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

Left atrial enlargement, R-axis -57
Abnormal ECG

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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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EKG says "Borderline ECG" and "probable left atrial enlargement." Is this anything of concern?

EKG says "Borderline ECG" and "probable left atrial enlargement." Is this anything of concern?

I do not know: Your dr. who knows you best, will take that reading and compare it to your overall physical condition, and most likely it will be fine, but they need to discuss it with you to be sure. ...Read more

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What to do if I had an EKG well several that showed possible left and right atrial enlargement since then I have had bouts?

What to do if I had an EKG well several that showed possible left and right atrial enlargement since then I have had bouts?

Echocardiogram: The EKG is not the swiftest way to diagnose this — you need an echo. Not only will it rule the problem in or out, it will provide information about why they're enlarged (if they are). ...Read more

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

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

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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

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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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ECG Results flag 'Possible Left Atrial Enlargement'. Does this need re-checked?, or if reliable what does it mean to me?

Atrium: EKG diagnosis of left atrial enlargement is often ambiguous. An echocardiogram is the accurate method of measuring the size of the heart chambers. Causes of left atrial enlargement include certain types of valvular heart disease or elevated blood pressure. If you have a heart murmur or hypertension, consult a cardiologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Left atrial enlargement and low voltage qrs in teenager who is experiencing extreme fatigue and has had at least three episodes of near syncope.

Left atrial enlargement and low voltage qrs in teenager who is experiencing extreme fatigue and has had at least three episodes of near syncope.

What's been done?: If the left atrial enlargement is so far only demonstrated on x-ray, and no other imaging studies have been performed, junior has a left atrial myxoma until proved otherwise and could die suddenly from it at any time. If this has been ruled out by proper imaging, then forgive me. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bilateral atrial enlargement and preserved left ventrical systolic function on my recent echocardiogram. What does all this mean?

I was diagnosed with bilateral atrial enlargement and preserved left ventrical systolic function on my recent echocardiogram. What does all this mean?

Biatrial enlargement: Is an increase in the size of both the upper two chambers of the heart--the right and left atria. The preserved left ventricular systolic function means the heart muscle itself is pumping normally. Atrial enlargement can be due to a problem with the heart valves, or chronic lung disease on the right, systemic hypertension on the left. It requires an expert cardiology evaluation to clarify. ...Read more

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I have refractory ulcer, and my health is declining slowly. My EKG just showed left atrial enlargement. Could this be related to ulcer?

EKG : Unlikely that the ekg finding is related to ulcer disease directly ... Often is a non-specific finding. ...Read more

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Had ECG and was told Atrial enlargement so was referred to a cardiologist, I was told all is normal but letter states resting ECG "possible left Atrial?

Don't be concerned: An ECG shows the electrical rhythm of the heart for a few seconds time. By looking at an ECG sometimes one might deduce information about the heart such as size of different chambers. This is only a deduction/hypothesis that needs to be verified typically with imaging. I am assuming the cardiologist performed an echo (US of the heart) that showed all is normal which is why he said so. ...Read more

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I had done ecg.my pulse rate is 120. Fast pulse rate.they suspect left atrial enlargement. 2nd time ecg done. Only fast pulse rate found.im pregnent.

May be physiologic: Since a large left atrium is suspect have your physician have you see a cardiologist. WE call this a tachycardia but it may be normal depending on you physical status. Your evaluation will clarify the situation. ...Read more

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What happens if you have left atrial enlargement and mitral valve prolapse?

What happens if you have left atrial enlargement and mitral valve prolapse?

Associated: La enlargement is common with a leaking mitral valve (mr). Recent studies have shown severe enlargement of la can be serious. A normal size is around 25ml/m2. This is volume of la divided by the body surface area (this takes into different sizes of people). When over 60 the risk dying is increased. If the valve is repaired this returns to normal. This is regardless of symptoms. ...Read more

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Any idea what this means? Normal sinus rhythm. Possible Left atrial enlargement Cannot rule out Anterior infarct. Abnormal EKG

Could be normal.: Depends upon your clinical situation. EKG's are not very predictive if they are done without a specific purpose in mind. If you have not had any symptoms and this EKG was done as part of a "routine" then it is very likely just an interesting finding without a physical meaning. You should discuss this with the person who ordered the test. ...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, therefore 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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ECG — Probable left atrial enlargement, in ECHO — Mitral value — AML tip prolapse, Mild MVP, How dangerous they are in long term, will they create heart problems, Can I continue my daily workout including weight lifting, can these go back to normal?

ECG — Probable left atrial enlargement, in ECHO — Mitral value — AML tip prolapse, Mild MVP,
How dangerous they are in long term, will they create heart problems, Can I continue my daily workout including weight lifting, can these go back to normal?

Mild MVP : Mitral valve prolapse is an often overdiagnosed condition. Therefore, the American society of echo came up with strict criteria. So "mild" and anterior leaflet "tip" makes me question the diagnoses. U may want to get a second Opinion. Having said that, prolapse is only a concern if the valve is also leaky. You make no mention of that — so no mitral regurgitation. Then ought not to be an issue. ...Read more

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Summary of my resent echogram; 1-Low normal left ventricular function. Ejection fraction is est.52% 2-Mild left atrial enlargement. 3-Mild to moderate aortic valve regurgition. 4-Moderate aortic valve stenosis. 5-Mild tricuspid valve regurgitation. 6-Mode

Summary of my resent echogram;
1-Low normal left ventricular function. Ejection fraction is est.52%
2-Mild left atrial enlargement.
3-Mild to moderate aortic valve regurgition.
4-Moderate aortic valve stenosis.
5-Mild tricuspid valve regurgitation.
6-Mode

Need cardiologist!: There are a number of concerning findings on your echocardiogram. The left ventricular function (how strong your pump is) is just a little low; I'm not that concerned about that. The valves, especially aortic, are the biggest problem: to have both aortic regurgitation (back flow across the valve) and narrowing (stenosis) is very concerning. Follow up soon with your cardiologist. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I had a CT scan which reported increased liver arterial pressure. I then had an echocardiogram which reported mild right atrium enlargement. Does this sound consistent with pulmonary hypertentsion? I have no other pulmonary symptoms such as difficulty

I had a CT scan which reported increased liver arterial pressure.  I then had an echocardiogram which reported mild right atrium enlargement.  Does this sound consistent with pulmonary hypertentsion?  I have no other pulmonary symptoms such as difficulty

Investigate more: Both of these could be signs of pulmonary hypertension, but could also be signs of liver problems, left heart failure, and so on. A right heart catheterization plus other testing of your heart and liver should be performed. See a pulmonologist who specializes in pulmonary hypertension to help make the diagnosis first. ...Read more

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Is right atrial enlargement reversible?

Is right atrial enlargement reversible?

Right atrial enlarge: You list scoliosis as a dx which can sometimes make the RA look bigger than it really is. True RAE can be reversible depending on the cause of the true RAE. ...Read more

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What to do if right atrial enlargement — please help?

What to do if right atrial enlargement — please help?

RAE: Right atrial enlargement can be a true anatomic diagnosis related to pathology in the heart or lungs. There are also ECG readings of 'right atrial enlargment' which may or may not actually represent true anatomic enlargement of the right atrium. If you have true right atrial enlargment, you need a diagnosis of the reason why your right atrium is enlarged. ...Read more