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What does left atrial abnormality indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: Had an electrocardiogram after a head on collision. Shows left atrial abnormality. Shows I worry?
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please upload more information

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I appreciate your concern
EKG abnormalities has to be correlated with clinical profile for better understanding.

So I would request you to upload me more information like
History of chest pain or breathlessness
Whether you have any risk factor for heart disease like family history, habit of smoking or alcohol or a sedentary life style

If you can upload me a scan copy or a photograph of EKG, I will be able to guide you better

waiting for your reply
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Follow up: Dr. BR Hudda (48 minutes later)
I don't have this information here. This finding was at emergency and a car accident. They told me to follow up on this. I haven't yet. I am short of breath. And dizzy at times.
My blood pressure is a little high the hospital said.
Yes I am a smoker.
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Acute exacerbation of asthma and high blood pressure

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

ECG might be suggestive of left atrial enlargement. However without looking in the electrocardiograph I am unable to comment on its seriousness.

Since you are asthmatic so shortness of breath can be related to Acute exacerbation of asthma
dizzy spells could be related to high blood pressure due to excessive stress and anxiety. In my opinion you should consider following up with your doctor. He/she should recheck blood pressure and if required medicines for high BP and echocardiogram should be ordered.

Deep breathing exercises is advisable
Steam inhalation
Aviod excessive stress and worry
Just relax

Hope this answers your query
wish you good health
Regards
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What does left atrial abnormality indicate?

Brief Answer: Please upload more information Detailed Answer: Hello I appreciate your concern EKG abnormalities has to be correlated with clinical profile for better understanding. So I would request you to upload me more information like History of chest pain or breathlessness Whether you have any risk factor for heart disease like family history, habit of smoking or alcohol or a sedentary life style If you can upload me a scan copy or a photograph of EKG, I will be able to guide you better waiting for your reply Regards