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North Berwick, ME
A 50-year-old male asked:

For a male age 50, 6-1, 162 pounds, is an ascending aorta diameter of 3.8 in the normal range?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
By echocardiogram?: The 'normal range' of aortic root diameters varies based on (1) the modality used (most commonly used is ultrasound / echocardiogram) and (2) your height. The usual upper estimate is 2.1 cm/m of height. For someone who is 73 in tall (such as yourself), that translates to an upper limit of 3.8 cm, which is exactly what is measured in your case. Anything above that could be considered dilation. TTYD
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