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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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Pet's effective? Side effects? Docs ran cat-2cmx3cm tumor close2 spine near pul. Vein & aorta area. Cat, eco & pul. Funtion test this wk. All info helpful

Pet's effective? Side effects? Docs ran cat-2cmx3cm tumor close2 spine near pul. Vein & aorta area. Cat, eco & pul. Funtion test this wk. All info helpful

Yes - helpfull.: A pet scan uses an injection of radioactive sugar. It will not work if a patients blood sugar above 200. It will be taken up in most malignancies and persists, whereas normal tissue gets rid of it and remains negative on the scan. If your mass in tghe chest is positive, you may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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With doc finding 2x3cm tumor near pul vien, spine, aorta area do I ask for biopsy no matter what they find on cat next week? Had melonoma & cervical b4.

With doc finding 2x3cm tumor near pul vien, spine, aorta area do I ask for biopsy no matter what they find on cat next week? Had melonoma & cervical b4.

Biopsy is reasonable: Based on the information you provided, a biopsy is certainly reasonable. There would be 3 ways you could get a biopsy. One would be an endoscopic ultrasound (eus), another would be a ct-guided biopsy, and the last would be a thorascopic (surgical) biopsy. Check with your oncologist and surgeon to see what is the safest method for you. ...Read more

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Xrays of my lumbar spine shows atherosclerotic changes along the aorta & thoracic shows visualized aorta atherosclerotic changes also. How bad is this?

Xrays of my lumbar spine shows atherosclerotic changes along the aorta & thoracic shows visualized aorta atherosclerotic changes also. How bad is this?

That's a common fin-: Ding. Check with your pcp, control diet, treat your high cholesterol, reduce weight, keep active with daily exercises, stop smoking, if diabetic. Get it under good control, take Aspirin daily.
Most importantly see your pcp. He should have done this, if not do take these steps.
Good luck. ...Read more

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X-ray of lumbar spine shows atherosclerotic plaque in aorta. Lipids, LFT'S, A1C OK w/meds - trigs slightly up. Does this plaque guarantee future problem

X-ray of lumbar spine shows atherosclerotic plaque in aorta. Lipids, LFT'S, A1C OK w/meds - trigs slightly up. Does this plaque guarantee future problem

Atherosclerosis: Just about everyone your age would have atheromatous plaques in their aortas. These plaques become dangerous when they get eroded, blood clots form at the eroded surface and parts of them break off and travel to distant sites (emboli) or the wall of the aorta becomes very weak and baggy (aneurysm). These are the complications that raise doctor's alarm ...Read more

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A xray of my lumbar spine showed a abdominal aorta anuerysm at L4-L5. A follow up C-Scan for a fracture reports, the abdominal area is unremarkable.?

A xray of my lumbar spine showed a abdominal aorta anuerysm at L4-L5. A follow up C-Scan for a fracture reports, the abdominal area is unremarkable.?

Review with your Dr: Hi

Please review the radiology results with your doctor. Generally speaking, we are able to see finer detail of internal organs on CT scans than on X-rays. We typically order CT scans to confirm, refute, or gather more information about questionable findings on X-rays. Below is a link with further information regarding imaging of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Hope this helps!

http://bit. Ly/2hnK5LH ...Read more

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My husband had aortic valvereplacement 2 weeks ago. He complains of back pain along his spine and along or under the right shoulderblade. Is it normal?

Yes it is normal.: Aortic valve replacement is a big surgery. It involves major derangement of the thorax, ribs and spine. It is normal to have pain after a procedure like this. You can consider taking your husband to an osteopathic physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulation to treat these musculoskeletal changes and help improve your husband's pain. Good health to you. ...Read more

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How will high elevated heart enzymes effect an aortic dissection? My daddy has an decending aortic dissection that is 5.4cm and very very very close to his spine, so close they are trying extremely hard every way they can not to have to do surgery. He has

How will high elevated heart enzymes effect an aortic dissection? My daddy has an decending aortic dissection that is 5.4cm and very very very close to his spine, so close they are trying extremely hard every way they can not to have to do surgery. He has

Most: Most current "heart enzyme" tests are very specific for heart damage (troponin), although there are older tests which are used less frequently which can be elevated in the setting of other muscle damage (ckmb, myoglobin). I would start by finding out which test exactly is abnormal. If it is indeed an elevated level of "troponin" then this typically indicates heart damage which can then be caused by either undue strain on the heart, or most commonly by low blood flow to the heart muscle which causes some of the cells to die off and release the enzyme. We know that many people with cardiovascular disease have issues in more than one area, so if you father has an aortic dissection, there is a good chance that he also has coronary artery disease which would increase his risk for surgery further. I would encourage you to sit down and talk with your father's physician and ask some of these same questions face to face and obtain some specific answers relating to you father's condition. ...Read more

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If I got an inflamed aorta would it be severe symptoms and if you are always stressed what's the chances it would happen, would it go back to normal?

If I got an inflamed aorta would it be severe symptoms and if you are always stressed what's the chances it would happen, would it go back to normal?

Talk to your doc: It depends on what kind of inflammation since this is not a common condition. Whether it will recur or not depends on the cause and thus your doctor is in the best position to answer this question. As for whether it can be serious or not, it certainly can be. ...Read more

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What does it mean when ultrasound comes back arthrosclerotic aorta?

What does it mean when ultrasound comes back arthrosclerotic aorta?

Calcified thick wall: U/s findings show wall to be thickened, with possible calcification. Diameter of aorta may be narrow with lumen compromise, and sometimes, wall involvement associated with widening of the aorta. If one is symptomatic with abdominal, buttock, leg complaints, may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you see the aorta on a lower back mri?

Yes: The aorta anda vena cava are easisly seen plastered on the front of the spine youvan see the diseased aorta on plain lateral xray. ...Read more

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I am a 58 yo female w/a tortuous calcified aorta showing on my back X-ray should I be concerned??

Talk with your doc: Those findings most likely indicate some atherosclerosis in the aorta and you should follow up with your doctor for possible imaging such as a CT Angio of the aorta. ...Read more

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My blood preasure is 102 62 paulse 81 been feeling bad last few days had a stient put in left aorta few yrs. Ago I was 99% block back then

My blood preasure is 102 62 paulse 81 been feeling bad last few days had a stient put in left aorta few yrs. Ago I was 99% block back then

See your doctor: While your vital signs are not entirely abnormal, if you had a major procedure recently on your aorta and you feel unwell, you should seek help. ...Read more

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When my gf lays back she can see her aorta pulsing \u0026sometimes it hurts and is hard the pain comes & goes is she ok what could be the problem?

Likely not unusual: It is normal see visible pulsation in young thin built people. Don't worry about it. It should not hurt and the hardness is likely the firm feel of the pulse. Have a doctor check and feel to make sure there is no tumor or mass above the aorta that can suddenly appear as more prominent pulsation with pain and hardness. ...Read more

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Mild aorta regurgitation on echo. Norm leaflets no stenosis. LV norm size and function. No symptom. Can I go back to aero. Exercise? Cause of regurg?

Mild aorta regurgitation on echo. Norm leaflets no stenosis. LV norm size and function. No symptom. Can I go back to aero. Exercise? Cause of regurg?

Aortic valve: In these situations unless there is any other reason we do not limit aero type exercise, but I recommend against very heavy exercise such as weight lifting, most other sports are OK, reason is calcification in aortic valve in most cases at your age, but you should ask that to your doc ...Read more

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Would an MRI of my back show my aorta and if there was an aneurysm there?

Possibly.: Although the MRI of your back might include some imaging of your aorta, a better study would be an mra (mr angiogram) of the aorta. ...Read more

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I had an MRI scan on my back and they have found a cyst on my aorta, is this serious?

I had an MRI scan on my back and they have found a cyst on my aorta, is this serious?

Cyst = aneurysm?: If by cyst you mean aneurysm, then yes an aortic aneurysm can be serious depending on how large it is. They are typically treated at 5 cm in diameter. It is typically followed with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Would you be able to see the aorta for aneurysm on a lower back mri?

Would you be able to see the aorta for aneurysm on a lower back mri?

Yes: The majority of MRI exams of the lower back include the abdominal aorta. Occasionally, the front part of the aorta is cut off (not included in the images). This may necessitate additional imaging such as ct. ...Read more

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I have intense back pain and chest pain can it be a aorta anuersym or tear, what do you recommend?

I have intense back pain and chest pain can it be a aorta anuersym or tear, what do you recommend?

Huh?: Do you know you have an aortic aneurysm? If so, speak with your doctor about your options as this is an emergency. However if not, most likely you may have spine issue either facet joint pain, herniated disk or even a muscle trigger point or pain. Once the aneurysm is ruled out I would see a spine specialist to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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My father had mitrovalve replacement a few years back and recently was diagnosed with having bicuspid aorta. What is the likelihood that I have it?

Hard to say: Heart related birth defects like a bicuspid valve have some genetic influence but not direct. Unless you were to have a genetic syndrome passed through a common Mendelian pattern (you would know) the risk of any (not just the valve) heart related defect is about 5% when one parent has one, 8% if both have one. A cardiac ultrasound could find it if present. ...Read more

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Pounding heart feeling that hurt my chest and back when it happened. Only lasted a min. My cardio said not to worry thinks esoph spasm. Scared aorta.

Pounding heart feeling that hurt my chest and back when it happened. Only lasted a min. My cardio said not to worry thinks esoph spasm. Scared aorta.

Palpitation: Noticed you on nadolol.? reason, that should help the palpitation to some extent. If you have recurring palpitation consider getting a heart monitor. Palpitation happens with cardiac rhythm abnormality, mitral valve prolapse, anxiety, anemia, overactive thyroid, etc, so recurrent symptoms need to be worked up. ...Read more

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Had aorta bifemoral bypass surgery in december. Am having leg and back pain like before surgery could this be happening again so fast?

Had aorta bifemoral bypass surgery in december. Am having leg and back pain like before surgery could this be happening again so fast?

Possibly: An aorto-bifemoral bypass is a pretty durable procedure. However, they can fail. If so, the symptoms will return. If the symptoms just returned recently, the graft can be cleaned out and fixed if it failed. ...Read more

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Ican feel my abdominal aorta always pulsing sometimes its strong sometimes its weaker than other times only when lying on my back 19 6'0 163 lbs. Aaa?

Ican feel my abdominal aorta always pulsing sometimes its strong sometimes its weaker than other times only when lying on my back 19 6'0 163 lbs. Aaa?

Probably not: Very thin patients can often feel their aorta and become concerned that it represents an aneurysm. I wouldn't worry at all. And at 19 an aortic aneurysm would be really unlikely unless you had a connective tissue disorder like marfan's or ehlers-danlos syndromes, but this is likely something you'd have found out by now. ...Read more

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I had a ventricular septal defect and I have a back flush in the main aorta. Haven't had a check up for years and my diastolic blood pressure is 140. how can I get a referral for a check up?

I had a ventricular septal defect and I have a back flush in the main aorta. Haven't had a check up for years and my diastolic blood pressure is 140. how can I get a referral for a check up?

Contact your doc: This is a public information site. We can make suggestions on how you handle medical problems but cannot arrange consultations for you. From the data you supplied you should see your regular doc as soon as you can get in. Your high blood pressure needs immediate attention before you stroke out or have kidney failure. Discuss any additional referrals with him/her at that time. ...Read more

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My doctor just ran a chest xray and it showed an ectactic aorta. She ordered a CT scan. The same thing 2 years ago, and the CT was negative. I feel awful. My chest and back hurt. My chest burns, I can barely go from room to room without getting winded..

My doctor just ran a chest xray and it showed an ectactic aorta. She ordered a CT scan. The same thing 2 years ago, and the CT was negative. I feel awful. My chest and back hurt. My chest burns, I can barely go from room to room without getting winded..

Unlikely correlation: Your symptoms are concnerning but might have nothing to so with the ecstatic aorta. Please have more tests like echo, stress test for the heart and possibly GI evaluation if symptoms persist. Best of luck. ...Read more