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What does an enlarged aorta mean

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
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
Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
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.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
EKG not accurate: Or even used to diagnose this. Ct MRI or echo required.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 49 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
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
Cardiology 23 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
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
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Aorta: The term uncoiling of the aorta refers to an appearance on the chest xray which looks like the aorta has untwisted and elongated as if it is an unwoun... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Not enlarged: An aneurysm is an abnormal dilatation or enlargement of your aorta. Yours is not, however, the fact that they described it in this way instad of "nor... Read More
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