A 18-year-old female asked:
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what does it mean if an ekg showed that i had an enlarged aorta?

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Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Ekg?: Usually, and enlarged aorta would be seen on ct, MRI or echocardiography; an ekg could suggest left ventricular hypertrophy (thickness), but usually not an enlarged aorta. The significance of an enlarged aorta would depend on how large it is an if there is evidence of an aneurysm, or weakness in the walls. You need to discuss this further with your primary care provider.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Aorta enlarged?: It doesn't sound right. Are you it was the "enlarged aorta" not ventricular hyper trophy? Ekg is not a good tool to detect enlarged aorta.
Answered on Sep 13, 2014
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
EKG not accurate: Or even used to diagnose this. Ct MRI or echo required.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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