Enlarged left atrium
I had an ecg it showed probable left atrium enlargement
I see on the net that the prognosis is poor
Has anyone had this condition
I go back to the GP tomorrow
I’m not medically trained but two aspects of your post jump out at me - the word ‘probable’ and taking too much from the internet literally.
AF can stretch the atria and when I had an echocardiogram done at diagnosis, it was reported that I had ‘some bilateral atrial enlargement’. My cardiologist wasn’t concerned and didn’t comment further or say it was a problem.
Hopefully, you will get a fuller picture from your physician.
I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and during a wide range of tests it was discovered that I had an enlarged left atria. This would not only predispose me to future AF events but make me vulnerable to a stroke. I am on Warfarin for life. This enlarged left atria is a consequence of the onset of AF.
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Hi Bexleynow I am not a doctor but don't think it is unusual for people with AF to have an enlarged left atrium and once diagnosed measures can be taken to help prevent further problems. I would try not to be too concerned about it , anxiety is not good for those with AF and your GP should should help to explain things in more detail.
I'd go a step further here and say it's unusual for people with AF not to have a slightly enlarged left atrium and when arrythmia has not been caught on an ECG, I think any enlargement of the atrium visible with an echocardiogram can be a help with diagnosis. It's very common.
Enlargement can be slight, moderate or severe and it's the latter that may perhaps be bothersome.
The good news is that, contrary to whatever you have found on the net, Bexleynow, the atrium can revert to something like its normal size with the absence of the arrhythmia.
My first ECGs showed I had an enlarged left atrium, although not too much enlargement. However, after being on meds for several months, I was told that this had corrected itself. Perhaps this is unusual? I have been looking after myself since my diagnosis. I eat healthily, I am not overweight and I walk briskly for at least half an hour several times a week...including up a rather steep hill. I guess this has helped.
Was it an ECG or an echocardiogram?
Do you have atrial fibrillation, if yes how long?
What are you referring to with respect to prognosis?
Please share your medical history and medication.
I have an enlarged left atrium. I also have a faulty mitral valve, have had a heart attack, a quad bypass, AF and an ablation. And I'm still going strong with the determination and expectation to last another twenty years or so by keeping fit and using the correct drugs.
Don't believe everything you read on the web !
Has your cardiologist checked for leaky valves? High blood pressure?
4years ago I was admitted with heart failure spent 8days in ccu left atrium enlarged but with good treatment it has now resolved don't believe all you read on the net
Thank you I go back to GP today
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