Obesity Raises Risk of Left Atrial Enlargement and Atrial Fibrillation

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A newly published study shows obesity is a major risk factor for left atrial enlargement (LAE), a condition in which the left upper chamber of the heart is oversized. That’s important to people who are concerned about atrial fibrillation (AF) because LAE is a risk factor for afib, stroke and death.

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4 Responses to Obesity Raises Risk of Left Atrial Enlargement and Atrial Fibrillation

  • Mrs E.R says:

    I have taken a EKG, today on May 21 2013 My doctor said ,it was normal. Although when I read a copy of the EKG report. It read, Normal sinus rhythm, Possible left atrial enlargement, Borderline ECG. I was trying to explain to her I feel sick all the time in my chest, my left side of my body, especially my left arm feels weaker, sometimes pain, under my left arm. I told her I have been having pain in my chest, and I have been taking lots of pain medicine. I begin to cry in front of her. She ask me several questions, about my chest pain and headaches. She decided to give me a referral to a shrink. and told me to keep seeing my neurologist. Because my mouth was shaking and I started to cry, she said that it can’t be affiliated with a heart attack. So she sending me to the shrink for anxiety. I have been a 119-125 pounds, most of my adulthood. Recently in the last 4 years I have gain a lot of weight . I am 211 pounds now. I have bad feet, and the weight I carrying makes it even harder to move around. My doctor, is not considering that my weight may, be causing me extreme health problems. I have been complaining about my chest pain and weakness in my left arm for two years. My entire, body feel I am going to collapse soon. I have had a lot of test done, by several different, doctors, all trying to find out what is going on with me. My doctor broke my heart , when she tried to put all my pain I feel on anxiety and me seeing a shrink. I don’t understand why my doctor is taking the results of my EKG so lightly

  • Vijaya says:

    Hi there how did you go with your report did you see cardiologist?
    I had EKG done 2 days back n my EKG report is same as you , I am also very anxious n worried

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