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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
40 years experience Radiology
Not to Worry: The aorta is the largest artery. It is the tube that carries blood from the heart and sends branches to the rest of the body. If that tube is a littl ... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Unknown: If abnormality seen, it would be reported. It also depends on what type of study this was reported on. Echocardiogram and ct scan are the most common ... Read More
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Not much reason : For concern on the data provided.
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Dr. David Malpass
33 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Unclear about ?: A dilated ascending aorta is usually associated with a bicuspid aortic valve or Marfan syndrome. May be seen with high blood pressure. Medication may ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No : It's a radiographic description and it has no clinical implications. It doesn't cause symptoms and it isn't a risk factor for rupture.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
Ht: due to Ht the widens before enlargement if BP is not controlled
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Dilated aorta: The formula predicts an ascending aorta size of ~41mm for someone 60-65, which is above the upper limit of "normal", 22-36mm. The ascending aorta enla ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Aorta: 2.5 to 3.5cm range.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Xray: This is a chest xray appearance of a widening of the normal aortic arch curve in the superior thorax. It does not necessarily have pathologic import t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
48 years experience Cardiology
U r reading too much: You read technical phrases on an echocardiogram that by itself and without a clinical context has very little meaning. Discuss the whole report with t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Enlarged heart: Unfolding of aorta - probably you are born with it. Nothing much to worry. Enlarged heart- you have to undergo further cardiac work-up like echo or c ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Aorta: The thoracic aorta is a bit deep for transchest Echo. We see it well on transesophageal Echo.

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