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A 44-year-old female asked:

i had a dilated ascending aorta at 41mm. last echo showed at 39 mm. getting better on its own? could infection have caused original dilation?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Echo: A 2mm echo measurement difference is not really significant, it may not have changed at all.

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