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Heart tee results all were normal but found atrial septal aneurysm, diastolic dysfun present. What these mean. Any concerns or further action needed.?

TEE. These findings although not normal are not uncommon. The septal aneurysm is a thinning if the septum between the left and right atrium and the important finding is that there is no flow across it. Diastolic dysfunction describes a stiffness of the muscular wall of the left ventricle and can be reversed with good blood pressure control. Read more...
Have stiff heart mus. Diastolic dysfunction is stiffness of the heart mscle and can cause congestive heart failure there is not any real good treatement for this best treatment would be improved blood pressure control. There are some medications that have been shown to reduce left ventricular hypertrophy and decrease the thickness of the left ventricle that can cause diastolic dysfunction. Read more...

Yearly echos to check heart. Have a pfo with atrial septal aneurysm. EA ratio was 1.01 on paper, normal range says (1.1-2.1). Dr didn't mention. Bad?

Echocardiogram. E to A ratio on an echocardiogram measures diastolic function and your reading is borderline and, in my opinion, is not hemodynamically significant for diastolic dysfunction. Ask your cardiologist, who knows all your findings, if he/she agrees. Read more...

I was diagnosed with a small PFO and atrial septal aneurysm. My heart is racing and palpitating since. Could I have a stroke or heart attack? Scared!!

With a PFO and. atrial aneurysm there is the potential for a paradoxical stroke or heart attack but the odds are extremely small. You've had this your whole life and made it 28 years without issue so it is unlikely to occur immediately upon diagnosis. Your health care providers will manage this appropriately and in a timely fashion. Read more...

Is a sodium level of 134 low? I have an atrial septa defect & atrial septal aneurysm could it be heart failure? I also had fatty liver but don't now

Barely. Normal lower limit of serum sodium is 135, so 134 is technically low but it will not do you any harm. 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. Read more...

Is an atrial septal aneurysm always something your born with and if not how do they determine if you were or was causes by something?

Atrium. Good question, presently no morphological or etiology studies to answer that question with wide application. Generally something we find on echo and describe. Rarely see it appear when clearly not seen on previous echo, probably most are genetic . Read more...
No problems caused. Atrial septal aneurysm does not cause any problems. Unlike aortic aneurysms, they do not rupture. They may be associated with atrial septal defects, which may lead to other problems, but by themselves atrial septal aneurysms are not dangerous. Read more...
Congenital. Defect in atrial septum development with or without a residual opening hole. Most need no therapy. Read more...

Can having an atrial septal aneurysm with a hole in it cause brain aneurysms which I have 3. Also is it safe for me to donate plasma?

Possibly. I cannot answer the plasma question but if you have an atrial septal defect then yes, any infected blood clots or material that gets into your veins could get around your lungs and cause it a brain aneurysm (paradoxical embolization). This should be discussed with your cardiologist to see if an atrial septal occluder device is needed. Read more...
Unlikely. Unless the cerebral ones are septic from cardiac infection and embolization and cerebral abscess. Ask the local blood bank. I doubt they will want to possibly test your reserve - even with a good blood type. Read more...

If atrial septal aneurysm's don't cause pain then why do I have pain?

Not a true aneurysm. Atrial septal aneurysms are not "true" aneurysm like those that occur in blood vessels with a risk of rupture. Atrial septal aneurysms are simply an excess of tissue left over when you naturally closed your patent foramen ovale with tissue growing together to seal the atrial septum. There is debate about the significance of an atrial septal aneurysm among experts, but they do not cause pain. Read more...