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what is minor unfolding of the thoracic aorta

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Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Ht: due to Ht the widens before enlargement if BP is not controlled

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience 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 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 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience 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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Congenital defect: It is a narrowing of the aorta, the major blood vessel that branches off your heart and delivers blood to your body. It is usually congenital, and may ... 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 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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Aorta: A tortuous aorta may have no symptoms. If there are symptoms they generally relate to obstructed blood flow related to the tortuosity. The symptom wou ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Narrowing: Congenital narrowing of the aorta which is the main artery coming of the left side of the heart , typically affect aortic portion in the chest distal ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Narrowing : This is a congenital condition that arises from abnormal maturation of the aorta relative to the heart and arteries for the lung. As a result, there i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Tortuous aorta: Usually implies atherosclerotic or other degenerative vascular disease.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Inherited blood vesl: This artery narrowing happens during blood vessel growth in the fetus, and can rarely be diagnosed before birth. Many narrowings have to be fixed sur ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience Cardiology
2-3.5 PSI: Pressure in the aorta is measured in mm of mercury, or mmhg. To convert to psi, divide normal aortic pressure of 100-180 mmhg by 10 to get cmhg, then ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience 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
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience 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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Intima disorders of sorta and bicuspid aortic valve ...May need a cardiology consult and echo.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Chest wall blood sup: The ima [internal mammary artery] supplies blood to the anterior chest wall. It's branches supply the chest wall and muscles as well as the breasts. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Several theories: Most common belief is that aneurysms develop due to some inherent weakness in the artery's muscular layer due to an imbalance of collagen metabolism o ... 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 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

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