A 52-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

i have mild calcific thoracic aorta, is there something to do with heart disease. ?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: Most people are speaking about atherosclerosis, when talking about heart disease. Calcification in the thoracic aorta is not necessarily atherosclerosis; however, atherosclerosis is often found upon further investigation. Other risk factors that should be addressed include smoking cessation and blood pressure control. Your primary physician can manage these and discuss further testing.
Answered on Sep 2, 2018
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilbert Perry
40 years experience Cardiology
Aortic stenosis: Restriction of opening of the aortic valve (valve between the heart and the circulation), due to deterioration of the valve over time, resulting in ca ... Read More
11
11 thanks
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Coronary calcium: Normal coronary arteries do not contain calcium. Therefore your mild to moderate score could indicate coronary artery blockage of uncertain degree. In ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saif Fatteh
9 years experience Pediatric Dermatology
Entitled to a 2nd op: If you are not happy, sure or confident with the cardiologist's opinion, you can always see a second one for a second opinion. Most doctors are not in ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Consult physician: Some times dilation of ascending aorta reflects systemic hypertension, aortic valvular stenosis and insufficiency. You should consult your physician ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month