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Question: Congenital anomaly heart more to the left?


 lucylu48603 - Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:01 pm

Hello,
A couple years ago I worked at a chiropractic office. I was x-rayed and they were sent to an indepenent doctor. He told me I had a congenital anomaly? He said my heart was a bit larger than normal and more to the left?. I think he said on its side or something. Does this have a name or is it something I should be concerned about?
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Thu Jun 24, 2004 5:22 pm

User avatar Dear Lucylu,

i think it would be best if you get the official report for that chest x-ray.

Why did you have a chest x-ray to begin with and are you having any symptoms?

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
 lucylu48603 - Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:04 am

i was just exray'd because they exray everyone coming into the office , as patients, it was an exray of my spine actually i believe, but of course you can see my heart. no sypmtoms really, have had rapid heart beat for no apparent reason on occasion, and recently i believe i have had some anxiety attacks that scare me because it seems like my heart is beating very strenuously. this is actually what made me wonder if there was anything i should be worried about.
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:43 am

User avatar Dear LucyLu,

i thought this was a chest x-ray. To be able to judge the size of the heart and its orientation in the chest, you have to have a chest x-ray, not a spine x-ray.

As for your symptoms of strong heart beating, before you can say that you are having a panic attack, unless it is related to stress every time it happens, i would suggest to have an ekg done and all causes of abnormal heart beating looked into before pining it on panic attacks.

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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