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A 51-year-old female asked about a 83-year-old female:

83 yr female. ct for kidney stones shows calcifcation abdominal aorta and ivc. is this normal for age? ldl good hdl slightly low. bp good. a1c 5.7

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Dr. Charles Foulks
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Normal for age: This is a normal finding for your age. Unless there is calcification that is separated from the arterial wall, i would not be concerned about this. It does suggest that you will be prone to systolic hypertension (the top number) and that it might be hard to treat.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Calcification: Yes, calcification of aorta and IVC is usual for this age; the data you provide indicates low risk; it is helpful to know diameter of aorta - is aneurysm present?

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