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dilated left atrium cause palps??
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dilated left atrium cause palps??

dialated left atrium with lower normal limit function of the left ventrical, could this cause  tachy and brady and palpitations pacs and pvcs and what other symptoms could it cause (weakness or shortness of breath?) and how is it treated and what is the prognosis? thank you!
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An enlarged left atrium is associated with atrial fibrillation and this is a marker of structural heart disease that should be evaluated.  Likewise a reduced function of the left ventricle is also significant and should be evaluated and treated.  The likely treatments are beta blockers and ACE inhibitors.
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