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mild ectasia of the ascending 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 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 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Aneurysm: Aorta is the large blood vessel in the body, arising out of the heart and divides at different levels to send blood to rest of the body. If part of th ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Artery wider there: Slight widening of the cerebral artery compared to the majority of the artery. No need for concern but needs to be followed by serial scans. Suggest ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Aneurysm: Ballooning of the aorta more than one and half times normal size . In abdominal aorta where it's most common location usually above 3 cm in diameter i ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not significant: Those findings are unimportant. Why was the study done in the first place?
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Mild thickening's OK: See my comment to your previous post regarding the other findings (tortuous aorta, subclavian artery). The mild thickening of the heart muscle is comm ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Aorta: The aortic diameter is related to genetics and blood pressure in most people. High blood pressure can cause the aorta to be larger as can some arteria ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Your cardiologist ca: Since this is a heart related matter, your family doctor should guide you and arrange a consultation with a cardiologist. Right heart can be dilated f ... Read More
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 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Enlarged heart and tortuous aorta could be serious like Aortic aneurysm. Please see a doctor.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Brain rot: It sounds like a focal age related change.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rony Gorges
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually...: Aspirin, statins and surgery depending on the severity. Your doctors will likely recommend a left heart catheterization to look at the arteries in mor ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Instructions: I suggest to discuss this result with Doctor who prescribe this test for you because all MRI result requires correlation with clinical presentation. A ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijay Iyer
25 years experience Cardiology
Abnormality: The wording suggests that one if the blood vessels that supplies the posterior part of your brain is dilated. This could be from weakening of the wa ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Other: Blood flows from higher pressure to lower pressure. Aorta higher, pa lower usually. Coarctation distal to PDA cause higher aortic pressure spikes wi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
38 years experience Cardiology
Aortic root: The initial part of the aorta arising from the heart is called the aortic root. Normal diameter is around 3 to 3.5 cms. Anything larger is dilated and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Left SVC: Persistent left sided svc is not too rare. If persistent, it will drain into the coronary sinus. The coronary sinus will dilate and drain into the rig ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Leakage: The aortic valve, when closed, prevents blood from rushing back into the left ventricle from which it has just been expelled by contraction of that ch ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Vascular calcificati: Read this: http://atvb.Ahajournals.Org/content/24/7/1161.Abstract.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Several: Aortic coarctation is associated with hypertension (high blood pressure). This can develop even years later, after successful surgical correction, due ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Ware
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypertrophic Heart: Hypertrophy means the walls of ventricle are enlarged and may be encroaching on the inside chamber of the ventricle. This can inhibit outflow of bloo ... Read More
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