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ectatic thoracic aorta

A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience in 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 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience in Cardiology
Ht: due to Ht the widens before enlargement if BP is not controlled
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Aorta: 2.5 to 3.5cm range.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in 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 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Recommendation : This findings should be discussed with your doctor who knows your clinical symptoms. Otherwise it is not professional, and just guessing. My guess is ... Read More

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