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Whats the vertebral level of right atrium?

Whats the vertebral level of right atrium?

Anatomy: In a normal positioned heart the atria are at the level of the second thoracic vertebralmlevel. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of having an enlarged right atrium?

What are the health risks of having an enlarged right atrium?

Atrial enlargement: An enlarged atrium can predispose one to development of cardiac dysrhythmias like atrial fibrillation and can be caused by factors such as lung disease. A cardiologist can advise you further. ...Read more

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Can you describe what happens to the blood in the right atrium?

Can you describe what happens to the blood in the right atrium?

RA: blood inflow during systole of RV with RA pressure rising till in RV diastole the tricuspid valve opens and blood flows into RV from RA until RV systole closes TV and cycle repeats ...Read more

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What does a "mildly dilated right atrium" indicate?

What does a "mildly dilated right atrium" indicate?

Tricuspid Valve leak: The right atrium is 'the first chamber' of the heart where blood collects from the entire body. Blood then travels from the right atrium to the right ventricle through the 'tricuspid' valve. If there is any backflow of blood back through the tricuspid valve then that would cause the right atrium to enlarge. Since the enlargement is only mild then the valve insufficiency (leak) is probably mild. ...Read more

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Can I live a normal life with minor dilated right atrium?

Can I live a normal life with minor dilated right atrium?

Depends on the cause: The fact that is "minor" is in your favor; however, to answer your question, we need a DIAGNOSIS (not just a finding). Dilation of the right atrium occurs for various reasons - pulmonic valve stenosis, tricuspid/pulmonary regurgitation (TR/PR), atrial septal defect (ASD), pulmonary hypertension (PAH). Some of these conditions are treatable (ASD); others don't need treatment (TR); PAH is progressiv ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the dlood entering the right atrium differ fom the blood entering the left atrium?

Can you tell me how the dlood entering the right atrium differ fom the blood entering the left atrium?

Circulation of blood: Heart is a pump,that works non stop,to keep you alive,and is divide in two sections,rt,.and left,all your activities and production of. Carbon dioxide,is carried by veins,transported to rt. atrium,to rt ventricle,thence to lungs,which exchanges co2 for oxygen,and from lungs taken to left atrium,ventricle and to the rest of body,this cycle goes on, ...Read more

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How is an emboli able to traverse a patent foramen ovale if the net flow of blood is from left to right atrium?

How is an emboli able to traverse a patent foramen ovale if the net flow of blood is from left to right atrium?

Possible: The heart is a pump and a dynamic process. The net pressure is from high to low. But invariably with activity motion and changing in position the flow can switch transiently. If a clot is in the flow at that time then it can become an arterial emboli with all its consequences. ...Read more

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Just been told I have minor dilated right atrium can I go on a plane with this? I also have mobitz type 1. So scared to go on holiday in 9 days

Just been told I have minor dilated right atrium can I go on a plane with this? I also have mobitz type 1. So scared to go on holiday in 9 days

Cardiologist: Both mild right atrial enlargement and mobitz 1 second degree AV block shouldn't disqualify you from flying or participating in physical activities if you have no symptoms unless your heart rate is abnormally slow when exercising. A treadmill stress test or Holter monitor could determine exercise tolerance. A cardiologist who is familiar with all your findings is best qualified to advise you ...Read more

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Echo report shows minor dilated right atrium so waiting to see cardiologist again in 3 weeks. So scared of dying will this kill me ?

Echo report shows minor dilated right atrium so waiting to see cardiologist again in 3 weeks. So scared of dying will this kill me  ?

Relax: In mild cases, no treatment may be necessary, but when severe, hospitalization may be necessary. Medications that may be used include antibiotics, diuretics, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, digoxin, anticoagulants, nitrates, calcium channel blockers and angiotensin receptor blockers. Some patients may require surgery, such as mitral valve replacement or repair. ...Read more

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Do both tricuspid valve stenosis and regurgitation result in hypertrophy in the right atrium?

Possibly: Tricuspid stenosis is more likely to cause hypertrophy (thickening) of the right ventricle, whereas tricuspid regurgitation is more likely to cause dilatation, where the chamber increases in volume without much thickening. ...Read more

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Abnormal shunt left to right atrium suggestive small atrial septal defect can this make the shunt also go right to left if so is it dangerous?

Abnormal shunt left to right atrium suggestive small atrial septal defect can this make the shunt also go right to left if so is it dangerous?

If RA>LA pressure: Shunt flow will direct from the higher pressure chamber to the lower pressure one. This usually results in left to right shunting across an asd. Over time, as flow into RA is increased, a corresponding increase in pulmonary blood flow will lead to pulmonary hypertension. The subsequent rise in right sided pressures will lead to reverse shunting (r to l) with cyanosis (eisenmenger). ...Read more

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Can both tricuspid valve stenosis and tricuspid regurgitation result in hypertrophy in the right atrium?

Sort of: The right atrium tends to enlarge somewhat with both conditions; it is more so with tricuspid stenosis. Technically though it is an enlargement, not a hypertrophy (which means muscular thickening). Ra enlargement with tr would imply either severe tr or very elevated pulmonary resistance pressures. ...Read more