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can a unfold aorta be treated

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
20 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Not generally: Unfolding of the aorta is a finding on chest x-ray, typically appearing in older patients, which generally does not produce symptoms or require any tr ... Read More
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
52 years experience Rheumatology
Aorta: Unfolding of aorta is a common finding in chest x-ray of elderly individuals seen as senescent changes. It is benign and due to aorta losing some of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
With/without Surgery: Coarctation is a narrowing of the aorta immediately after the left subclavian artery. The narrowing is present at birth and interferes with blood flo ... Read More
Dr. Sweta Chandela
22 years experience Cardiology
Aorta : It is a focal narrowing of the aorta ... It is diagnosed by a difference in blood pressures in the upper and lower extremities ... Aorta angiography ... Read More
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Narrowing: It is narrowing of the aorta (largest artery in the body). It is classified by severity (size of narrowing and pressure difference across it) as well ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
20 years experience Cardiology
Depends on severity: The severity of aorta coarctation is defined by the pressure gradient it causes--i.e. How much it obstructs blood flow across it. If this is severe en ... Read More
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Stent vs surgery: Once diagnosed other defects that are associated need to be found and treated. Berry aneurysms in the brain and bicuspid aortic vales should be looked ... Read More
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Procedure : The general rule is that coarctation that is significant enough to cause symptoms/signs (e.g. Hypertension) will require a procedure to be corrected. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ricotta
48 years experience Vascular Surgery
Maybe a warning: A tortuous aorta is one that is not straight( the normal condition ) but does not contain and aneurysm. This may occur normally in older people or th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
25 years experience Vascular Surgery
Narrow artery/surger: By definition coarctation of the aorta is a abnormality of vascular embryology. At birth flow is adequate for the limited activity i the new born and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Co arctation of aort: Read this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/coarctation-of-the-aorta/basics/definition/con-20031772.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Narrowing of aorta: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital disease, i.e. Present at birth. It is a narrowing of the aorta, usually near the ductus arteriosus insertion ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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RUTheJollyGreenGiant: No, actually it's the other way around. The bigger it gets the less pressure is necessary to stretch it further. It's called the Law of LaPlace (the g ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
See: A pediatric cardiologist: this important.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
25 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on: The severity of the narrowing. Many people are never diagnosed and simply live sedentary lives due to their nearly constant fatigue.
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