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what does an enlarged aorta mean

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Ekg?: Usually, and enlarged aorta would be seen on ct, MRI or echocardiography; an ekg could suggest left ventricular hypertrophy (thickness), but usually n ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Aorta enlarged?: It doesn't sound right. Are you it was the "enlarged aorta" not ventricular hyper trophy? Ekg is not a good tool to detect enlarged aorta.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
EKG not accurate: Or even used to diagnose this. Ct MRI or echo required.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
You're not a kid: It means you're getting older. Tortuosity of the aortic is harmless but is a sign of aging
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Tortuous aorta: It means the aorta takes a somewhat twisting course in the thorax and/or abdomen. It is not necessarily pathologic although it isn't strictly normal.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 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
22 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 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Strader
21 years experience Cardiology
It might: Typically an enlarged aorta is due to an anuerysm. The anueysm may or may not contain cholesterol plaque. Aortic aneurysms are repaired once they ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Dilated aortic root: It means the part of the aorta coming out of the left ventricle is dilated and the sinuses of valsalva which make op the area including the valve are ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Why did you have CT?: Unless you have some abdominal symptoms or disease of the nodes anywhere else, this report is fairly benign. Lymph nodes can be benign as long as they ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Concerning: I recommend that a gastroenterologist and an abdominal surgeon collaborate and review these concerning findings with the radiologist. Malignancy of th ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Unless you have: had a recent illness(e.g. mononucleosis) that could explain those findings, unfortunately the main concern for splenomegaly and adenopathy would be ly ... Read More
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