A 56-year-old male asked:
Adominal aorta is atherosclerotic but not aneurysmal."
should i be concerned?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 42 years experience
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Finding: This means that you have the atherosclerotic process going on in your body. It also says that your abdominal aorta is not distended and aneurysmal. As you have atherosclerosis, you should be on a Mediterranean diet and perhaps on statins or other medications. Discuss the atherosclerotic problem with your Doctor for specific recommendations for you.
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Cardiology 14 years experience
Yes: Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease that can get worse and ultimately cause problems such as heart disease, strokes, etc. It is also likely that if you have this in a large vessel like the aorta that you may also in smaller vessels, so you must increase your exercise level and improve your diet while also considering taking a statin and aspirin.
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Last updated Feb 18, 2016
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