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Echo shows mild localized IVS hypertrophy. Can this cause palpitations?

5/2009 Echo shows; Normal left vent. function. Mild localized IVS hypertrophy? Trace Tricuspid & Mitral regurg. w/ mild Biatrial enlargement? Can this cause palpitations/anxiety/ flutter beats or even A-Fib? Thx. :) I m very scared as I m 53 yr old male & dad is 78 w/ history of high BP , diabetes , CHF & 20 yrs ago diagnosed w/ A-Fib too. But he was ex-smoker, drinkier & is overwght. I m trim, feel ok other than rampant panic/anxiety flutter beats/attacks when overly excited, a vegetarian, non-smoker, light daily red wine drinker, daily weights/cardio exerciser, etc.
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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AFib can be caused by many factors. IVS mild localized hypertrophy may not cause this. If atrial enlargement is more, that itself can cause AF. find out from your cardiologist , the reason for atrial enlargement.
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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