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Atherosclerotic Thoracic Aorta
Impression on my chest PA xray are:
apicolordotic view is suggested for further evaluation
What do all these mean, please can anybody explain all of these? thank you.
Chest Xray: The best source to explain what your report means is the Dr. who knows you. The general meaning is that the aorta has atherosclerotic plaque in it and the vessel is somewhat twisted. These things can happen with aging. Cardiomegaly means the heart appears to be enlarged. Your doctor should be able to give you more information specific to your situation. ...Read more
My recent chest x Ray said atherosclerotic tortuosity of aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta. Is this of any concern.
FURTHER W/U NEEDED: Usually the thoracic aorta will dilate slowly with age. If it is apparent already you need a determination of the size. A thoracic echo and possible TEE. To evaluate thoracic anatomy. And an abdominal US to evaluate abdominal aorta. Then consult a surgeon a surgeon for further recommendations as needed. You will need to monitor your blood pressure and keep it under tight control . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xray: This is a chest xray appearance of a widening of the normal aortic arch curve in the superior thorax. It does not necessarily have pathologic import though it is often seen in older patients and those with hypertension and atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more
Aorta: 2.5 to 3.5cm range.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ht: due to Ht the widens before enlargement if BP is not controlled ...Read more
The ascending thoracic aorta is mildly ectatic 3.7cm in diameter. The remaining visualized thoracic aorta is within normal limits. Is there any problem?
Not much reason : For concern on the data provided.Get a more detailed answer ›
U r reading too much: You read technical phrases on an echocardiogram that by itself and without a clinical context has very little meaning. Discuss the whole report with the person who ordered it and DO NOT waste time, energy and anxiety reading technical jargon that may not mean much. ...Read more
Please tell me what does "the heart is enlarged in transverse diameter with unfolding thoracic aorta" mean?
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- Ectatic thoracic aorta
- Ectasia of the ascending thoracic aorta
- Tortuosity thoracic aorta
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- Uncoiled thoracic aorta
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- Atherosclerotic disease of the abdominal aorta symptoms
- Calcified thoracic aorta
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