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Ectasia Of The Ascending Thoracic Aorta
On labetelol tambocor (flecainide) diathazide severe PVC hypertension recent angiogram show ascending thoracic aorta prominent with 3.7 CM dilation. Concerned?
Close observation: It sounds like you have a couple different issues that require regular observation. While your aortic root diameter does not suggest that surgery is needed at this time, your blood pressure needs strict control and regular imaging studies can detect enlargement. And if your pvcs are not well controlled on tambocor (flecainide) or if you have more than 10-15, 000 per day, catheter ablation can be a good option. ...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 ›
There is prominence of the ascending thoracic aorta. There is a left retrocardiac opacity which could be partial atelectasis. Meaning? Is this bad?
Recommendation: This findings should be discussed with your doctor who knows your clinical symptoms. Otherwise it is not professional, and just guessing. My guess is that not looking bad. ...Read more
What does "prominence of the ascending thoracic aorta" on x-ray mean? Concerning? The heart and mediastinum are within normal limits
Aortic arch and the ascending thoracic aorta. I have an aneurysm from my heart to my stomache. Can I be helped?
Aortic aneurysm?: See a thoracic surgeon for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
31+0.16 x age= upper normal limits for ascending thoracic aorta in mm. Is above (study) formula accurate for men who are between 60 and 65 years of age?
Dilated aorta: The formula predicts an ascending aorta size of ~41mm for someone 60-65, which is above the upper limit of "normal", 22-36mm. The ascending aorta enlarges with age, especially if there is hypertension, so 41mm is dilated. Anything above 45 mm is considered an aneurysm. The risk of rupture increases rapidly with size; aneurysms >60 mm have a 5-yr rupture risk of 31% (vs 16% if less than 60mm) ...Read more
No symptoms. Healthy. Heart disease in family. Had CT heart scan to calc my calcium score of 83. Thoracic aorta ascending aorta was 3.8 cm, atherosclerosis. What does that mean? Age 50, 162lbs, BP 130/80, male, 6-1 height. No meds. Aspirin daily
Http://www. Umm. Edu/programs/diagnosticrad/services/technology/ct/cardiac-calcium-scoring
BMI OK. Calcium score 83 is mild. Watch lifestyle, check lipids, repeat in 3-5 yrs - progression is more indicative of risk. Aorta is upper limits repeat in 1 year. Also check abdominal aorta size. You are OK but are in the category of follow up and monitor healthy lifestyle. Don't worry f/w/u w/doc ...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
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?
If you wanted to and tried to, could you c the descending aorta on a echocardiography? How much of the thoracic aorta is ever possible to visualize?
What tests can u do to see if u have a thoracic aneurysm? Also how big percentage of aneurysms is located at thoracic aorta and what's the symptoms?
See below: Echocardiogram to screen, CT with contrast to confirm. There are NO symptoms until it dissects - then severe, tearing pain, shock and death. The percentage depends on other associated health conditions you may (and probably don't) have. Unless you have Marfan's syndrome, a bicuspid aortic valve, or a strong family history of them, thoracic aortic aneurysms are very rare. ...Read more
What is a tortuous thoracic aorta? Is it serious? Do I need to do anything? My doctor doesn't seem to be worried but then again he never seems to
Uusally normal: This is a common finding on a chest x-ray and in most cases is simply a slight twist in the otherwise normal curvature of the aorta. Uusally not serious. If you wish to be certain, a cardiologist can do an echocardiogram and in most cases determine if anything else, such an an aneurysm is present. Unfortunately "tortuous" is only a description, not a diagnosis. ...Read more
Interpretation: Tortuous = twisted. Atherosclerotic = cholesterol laden. Thoracic = chest. Aorta = major blood vessel from heart to internal organs & extremities. ...Read more
Yes: Most people are speaking about atherosclerosis, when talking about heart disease. Calcification in the thoracic aorta is not necessarily atherosclerosis; however, atherosclerosis is often found upon further investigation. Other risk factors that should be addressed include smoking cessation and blood pressure control. Your primary physician can manage these and discuss further testing. ...Read more
Do u go through echocardiogram if u may have a thoracic aneurysm? Can u see all of the thoracic aorta in a echocardiogram? Not tee method...
What does "No evidence of acute aortic pathology noted in the thoracic aorta." means on cardiac mri for morphology? Is thoracic aorta normal in size?
Aorta MRI: It means no vascular injury is seen;it does not necessarily mean the aorta is normal ...Read more
How often is the troponin levels elevated when having a dissection or aneurysm of the thoracic aorta? And blood count?
www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/arm
Can a mild tortuous descending thoracic aorta be caused by a 5cm hiatal hernia? Should this be a concern when having surgery for the hernia?
No, and no: The two issues are completely separate. I have seen dozens of occasions where the aorta is tortuous or not in the usual position in relation to the diaphragm during these types of hernia repairs. Make sure to see a general or thoracic surgeon with substantial experience in laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair for a consultation. Best of luck. ...Read more
After how many time an endoleak after a descending thoracic aorta repair could be closed (the aneurism is stable after 2 CT in 1 and a half year)?
Can u see all of the thoracic aorta with echocardiogram or just the root, ascendens and arch? If u ask the doc if ha can look at all of the aorta?
If u have a aneurysm in thoracic aorta and made a echocardiogram, would doc see it? If it was at the arch for example? Didn't tell doc my worries
"No evidence of calcified plaques in coronary arteries or thoracic aorta. Therefore, calcium score is 0."T.chol150, gluc84.What's risk of MI in future?
CT CA score: Very low risk of CAD. Why was it done? ...Read more
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