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Abdominal Aortic Sclerosis
26f healthy resting hr is 130-155. 2 dr tellme it's nothing to be concerned about.Echo showed mild aortic sclerosis.Dr said no worry. Should I be wryd?
Heart rate too fast : If your resting heart rate is that fast something is amiss, you need to get someone to figure it out. It could be dangerous. ...Read more
Support/encourage: Aortic sclerosis is quite common as people get older, 25-30% in those>65 yrs of age. It is the calcification and thickening of the aortic valves without flow obstruction, but it a marker for athersclerosis/heart disease. Encourage him to take good control blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes etc--take meds!. And don't smoke. Regular exercise, keep ideal body wt. Consult doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
Had an echo that stated "essentially normal". Said my three aortic leaflets are mildly thickened but open well. isnt that considered aortic sclerosis?
Yes: What the reader might have meant was that "there is no hemodynamic adverse effect" as a result of "mildly thickened" trileaflet aortic valve. But, yes, you are correct is making the connection to early atherosclerosis = sclerosis. Consider checking your fasting lipid levels and embarking on a heart healthy lifestyle if you have not already. ...Read more
Possible: Aortic sclerosis is thickening of the valve leaflets which occurs naturally as people get older. It certainly can start showing up as early as 40s but is it also possible that whoever read your echocardiogram may have made note of something very minimal. Either way it is a benign issue that is different that aortic stenosis and may or may not progress. ...Read more
If you have aortic sclerosis mild mitral regurgitation and mild cardiomegaly should you see a cadiologist?
See a Cardiologist: The best way to assess the heart valves and size is with an echocardiogram - an ultrasound of the heart. If the heart valves do not open well and are stiff (sclerotic or stenotic) or are leaking (regurgitation) and the heart is enlarged (cardiomegaly) this could be a problem which requires medications and further testing. ...Read more
Can you explain these to me?Concentric left ventricular hypertrophy with adequate contractility and systolic function.Aortic valve sclerosis
Echocardiogram (new heart murmur and ankle edema). 1) concentric remodeling of the LV geometry, increased relative wall thickness (0.47), normal LV mass index (64 g/m2), and 2) evidence of evidence of aortic cusp sclerosis. How common in 42 y/o F?
My CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed sclerosis on both sides of the SI joints, indicating sacroiltis. Is this indicative of multiple sclerosis?
Of course not: "Sclerosis" is a general term that refers to pathological hardening of tissue due especially to calcification or overgrowth of fibrous tissue. In the CNS, where there is no fibrous tissue, it refers to an analogous process of tissue degeneration. Multiple sclerosis by definition occurs only in the CNS, not in joints. This sort of information is readily obtainable from a quick web search. ...Read more
Should i ask my doctor about liver damage? Bloated tummy, sore muscles, upper abdomen tired all the time but also have multiple sclerosis.
Yes, see doctor: If you have MS, you are advised to get it medicated. You do NOT list any such item. You need to have a primary care physician assess your symptoms and uncover causation. ...Read more
Yep: You'll need to fast for eight to 12 hours before your abdominal ultrasound. Food and liquids in your stomach and urine in your bladder can make it difficult for the ultrasound technician to get a clear picture of your aorta. Please follow your prep instructions provided by the Radiology facility where your test will be performed. ...Read more
Abdominal aorta: Usually if you can feel your abdominal aorta you are quite thin and your abdominal musculature isn't particularly firm. For drs. It is possible to palpate the aorta in such people. It does not necessarily imply abnormality. ...Read more
Yes. : you would have incredibly bad pain in your belly or back. ...Read more
Abdominal aorta: If your abdominal aorta ruptures you rapidly have severe pain, your blood pressure drops and if you have ruptured the wall so you're bleeding, you'll likely rapidly bleed to death. When you rupture into the wall of the aorta we call this dissection and its main symptom is severe pain. This situation is often as fatal as external rupture into the abdominal cavity. ...Read more
It might: Typically an enlarged aorta is due to an anuerysm. The anueysm may or may not contain cholesterol plaque. Aortic aneurysms are repaired once they reach a certain size due to the risk of rupture. People with aortic anuerysms should follow up routinely with a vascular specialist for ongoing management of the condition (cardiologist or vascular surgeon). ...Read more
When doing ultrasound of the abdominal aorta how high up do u c? To the diafragma or shorter? Is it impossible to c higher?
To the diaphragm : Usually the sonographer will go from the diaphragm to the aortic bifurcation. If possible then the common iliac arteries. Not usually seen in the distal thoracic aorta ...Read more
Is abdominal proximal aorta ap ultrasound measurement more accurate than tranverse abdominal proximal aorta ultrasound measurement in men?
Check both: Check both and use the largest measurement as the baseline. ...Read more
In x-ray findings, the Dr. said that there were extensive artherosclerotic, changes in the visualized abdominal aorta. What does this mean?
Calcium: There is calcium in the wall of the aorta +/- iliac arteries. This is arteriosclerosis or "hardening" of the arteries. This may not need treatment. ( other than not smoking, keeping BP and cholesterol under control). A vascular surgeon can tell you if additional testing or treatment is necessary. ...Read more
Sometimes when i lay on my back my abdominal aorta has a strong pulse. Sometimes it doesnt.Usually when it is a strong pulse im anxious. Is this bad?
Check it out: Most likely you are hypervigslent when anxious but should let doc chk it iut. ...Read more
I had and echocardiogram and it came out fine can I ruled out problem with my aorta cause i'm scared cause i can see my upper abdominal beating alot?
Better that it is beating than not.
The aorta can be felt through the skin in many people, especially if you are thin. When you start to go to sleep, sometimes you become aware of all sorts of heart beats/blood vessels. So this may be normal but a new awareness. But feeling your aorta raises the question of an aneurism that may be expanding, and that would be serious. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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