Right atrial hypertrophy or enlargement is a result an increased amount of blood in the Right Atrium. This can be due to obstruction downstream, backwards flow across a leaking (“tricuspid”) valve, a defect in the wall between the Left and Right Atrium (an “Atrial-Septal Defect”), or a conduction abnormality to name a few possibilities. It can be diagnosed by EKG, cardiac ECHO and a variety of other tests.
Treatment depends on the underlying cause and may require an operation to fix the abnormality. If the cause is a high blood pressure in the artery to your lungs, it may involve medications if it is due to primary lung disease, and surgery if the cause is a leaky or obstructed Left sided (“Mitral”) valve.
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Some of the causes thus include:
- ASD (Atrial Septal Defect)
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease)
- Pulmonic valve stenosis
- Tricuspid valve stenosis + Insufficiency
- Mitral valve stenosis + Insufficiency
- R+L ventricular failure or CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) .
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My ECG Test states that I have a borderline Enlargement of my Right Ventricle, my right Atrium is enlarged, a thickened aorta, a thickened mitral valve. My symptoms are: chest pain with tightness, shortness of breath when climbing stairs, weakness after workouts, mild swelling in ankles.
My MRI results state :- ATRIA
Left atrium: 26 cm2 (normal value <24 cm2).
Right atrium: 28 cm2 (normal value <22 cm2).
I have many unresolved symptoms, the worst being neurological, that I am trying to find the cause of.
Are my atria enlarged enough to manifest any symptoms or is it mild?
Can increased swelling in the left leg be a symptom of this right atrial hypertrophy.
I have it and they just keep putting me on lasix, I also have high blood pressure and family history of chf
More likely this swelling in your leg is the result of either venous or lymphatic insufficiency in that leg.
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