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Left Atrium 3.8cm....concentric left ventricular

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Left Atrium 3.8cm....concentric left ventricular hypertrophy, mild...diastolic filling pattern is abnormal...Aortic valve mildly thickened...trace mitral and tricuspid valves. What do I need to do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Your left atrium or heart chamber is mildly enlarged.

There is also enlargement of the left ventricle muscles.

The heart is not resting well causing less filling.

Aortic valve is mildly thickened --not concerning seen with aging.

Trace mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitations are not significant either.

So mainly you have heart filling phase problem which may cause mild heart failure related symptoms like shortness of breath with exertion.

Medical management is the mainstay of the treatment.

Control your blood pressure around 130/80

Control your LDL cholesterol around 70 mg/dl

Heart healthy high fiber low sodium and low fat diet

Exercise regularly.

Betablockers like metoprolol, ACE inhibitors like lisinopril are recommended to normalize heart function over time.

In summary not that concernig but should be addressed as above.

Best wishes,

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