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My chest hurts especially after i smoke

Hello, 1m 25 y/o, male and i am smoking for 8 years. Ive had chest pains, palpitations and shortness of breath for about a month now. I had chest xray, 2-d echo, ecg and stress test and the results were all negative though my 2-d echo states that i have a slightly dilated left atrium . My doctor prescribed Vastarel MD 35mg twice a day. I do feel better now but there are times when i smoke or even if i dont that my lungs would feel heavy especially when i wake up in the morning but there are times when it feels normal. Is slightly dilated left atrium a serious ailment? is that the reason why sometimes my chest feels heavy while/after i smoke? And there are times that I feel like Im choking and out of breath especially when that tought comes in my mind
Asked On : Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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You have difficulty in breathing aft smoking + anxiety from those thought,,,not enough to quit smoking?
You can see your cardiac inv report, it clearly says your heart is dilated! This happens when you overload the heart and it has to work more, to compesate it enlarges. So at this moment its compensating, but after a while it would stop doing that.
Answered: Mon, 7 Mar 2011
Homeopath Dr. Rangadhar Satapathy's  Response
Hi Greetings from health care magic

The left atrium is a muscular sack that is part of the heart. There are four heart chambers. These are the right and left atria and ventricles. The right atrium receives venous blood from the body through the inferior and superior vena cava (large veins) and the blood then crosses the tricuspid valve and goes on into the right ventricle and then into the lungs where it receives oxygen. Then from lungs to left atrium by pulmonary Vein. From left atrium to left ventricle through mitral valve and from left ventricle through aorta to the body
If the dimensions of a heart chamber are larger than the normal range then that heart chamber is considered to be enlarged or dilated. The left atrium does the job of pumping fresh oxygenated blood (stored in lungs) to the left ventricle, which is then circulated throughout the body. the cause of left atrial enlargement are – hypertension, obesity, lungs diseases, narrowed mitral valve etc
The symptoms of left atrial emlargement are - chest pain, extreme tiredness, difficulty in breathing, abnormal heartbeat
Smookers are very prone to COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases). So please quit smoking as quick as possible. Always all things will not happen suddenly. but once anything happened that time there will be no time to rectify.
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Answered: Mon, 7 Mar 2011
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