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Echocardiogram Results

I was diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in September and had an echocardiogram at the end of October. I have just received a copy of the results which mentions 'a moderately dilated left atrium' and 'mild-to-moderate aortic regurgitation'.

Has anyone had similar results and, if so, what treatment (if any) did you receive? Do you think this condition is the cause of my A/F?

Hopefully I will get another appointment with the cardiologist shortly so he can explain things in detail.

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More likely the other way round. Enlargement of the left atria is a common side affect of AF but can be reversed in many cases if the AF is treated.



I too was told after my echocardiogram that I had a moderately enlarged left atrium and it was caused by AF. I think anyone is lucky if they have AF and it hasn't affected the left atrium.


It may well be appropriate for you to be refered on to an Electrophysiologist to see if you need an ablation. I had one which revealed a "seriously dilated left atrium." it is apparently possible for the atrium to improve if the dilation is not too severe.


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