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mild ectasia of the aorta

A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
X-ray: Can only see so much, aneurysms only dangerous after certain dilation, with other factors like hypertension.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: You should consult a cardiologist and also consider getting tested for genetic disorders like Marfan syndrome.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Hollander
47 years experience Cardiology
This : This is fairly common. You should be aware of your vascular risk factors such as cholesterol levels, smoking status, hypertension, etc.. A report of " ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Unfortunately the: CALCIUM SCORE on your CT scan does NOT measure your cardiac function nor the functional sttaus of your coronary areteries. I do not see an age along w ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: Annual echo and ct scans and follow with cardiology and cardiothoracic surgeon.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not significant: Those findings are unimportant. Why was the study done in the first place?
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Talk to cards: With the Aortic root dilation,I would speak with cards because depending on the size ,structure may be best not to lift heavy things.Regress probably ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cardiologist: I believe that a cardiologist with special interest in Marfan's syndrome is best qualified to answer your question. I do believe that beta blockers as ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Depending on your body surface area, it may even be normal for your size. If there is any family hx of aneurysms or if you smoke (or used to smoke), y ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Vascular evaluation: ectasia refer to a loosening or widening of the aorta- an aneurysm refer to a ballooning or wall weakness, Usually benign under 5 cm.

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