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Ectatic Thoracic Aorta
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 ›
Ht: due to Ht the widens before enlargement if BP is not controlled ...Read more
Aorta: 2.5 to 3.5cm range.Get a more detailed 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
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?
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
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