Bilateral Atrial Enlargment

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Wotan
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   Posted 1/28/2015 1:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm asking for a bit of reassurance-!!

Have not posted for awhile (refreshing memory..I get frequent short runs..of SVT after multiple long term monitoring--!!)--

Live in Philly---been seeing same good cardio for many yrs--!!

Tests---EKGs..Stress EKGs...Stress EKGs w contrast--

Only "findings" - are "Left Axis deviation"- Brief Episodes of SVT--& an "always present" 'abnormal T wave"---(Which is "normal" for me)-

**** OK...to the POINT---Last yr came out to Calif (Beverly Hills)--to work as writer

An seeing one best EPs..in the USA--!! (Patients come from all over USA for ablations etc)

My first...EKG out HERE (Jan--2014--lat yr)- was usual (Left Axis deviation--abnormal T wave..) AND...for the FIRST time--Showed "Mild bilateral Atrial Enlargment -!!

I spoke w my Philly cardiac Nurse Practioner--She seemed surprised---!!! (I have had quite a few there--ALSO good teaching Hospital)

Anyway,,,Saw my Beverly Hills Cardio today---gave me another Echocardiogram---(Wanted to see.IF it changed)--Had to wait 2 hrs--went to lunch.(Not very enjoyable..as I was fraught w worry)--My Cardio told me I was "Reacting disproportionately to the situation)-

The echo tech was WONDERFUL--he remembered me...from..Last yr--saw my anxiety--
I know.(he knew) he can not "read" it..BUT,,DID show me the screen---as he went along--different parts---& wrote down numbers--

Saying "You have not aged one day--in the year" (ie: Everything is the same)--
He told me...Dr will read it & "Sign off" tonite on it--- I will see the Cardio...in 3 weeks.before I return to Philly Mid April--!!! Tomorrow..AM...wl call my Philly "Nurse practitioner"--

To my "Peep friends" here---is there any legit reason.for my concern.--

.(BTW..My "ejection fraction" was very good--60 )--

Does this happen w aging--? I am..68...!!!
I am hoping my cardio,,here "Reassures" me..(ESP --since it has NOT changed in one yr...my EF is good..everything else was..OK)
COULD it be..."Not of much significance"--!!!???-

"Conclusions at the end...EVERYTHING was "normal" EXCEPT--the "Mild bilateral enlargment !"

Please--someone (or more) who know about ths OR has this..get back...WITH some,,,Assuring words..!!!

Thanks--Rob smhair
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