A 40-year-old member asked:
What's the specific meaning of cardiomegaly atheromatous aorta?
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Dr. James Strader answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Big heart : Cardiomegaly simply means a big heart. If found dictated on an x-ray report, it can be due to the x-ray technique and not an abnormality, per se. Atheromatous aorta means that there are cholesterol plaques seen in the aorta. Again, if read from a chest x-ray report, this typically means some calcified cholesterol deposits are present.
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
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