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Is an enlarged aorta considered to be a heart or vessel disorder?

Is an enlarged aorta considered to be a heart  or vessel disorder?

Vessel disorder: But it is frequently associated with heart disease and can sometimes cause heart problems due to increased workload and pressure on the heart. ...Read more

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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Is an enlarged aorta considered to be a vessel or heart disorder?

Is an enlarged aorta considered to be a vessel or heart disorder?

Both: The aorta is the largest artery in the body and it is connected to the heart. Problems that affect the aorta also can cause problems for the heart, and sometimes vice versa. Disease of the aorta is a vessel disease that can lead to heart disease or be associated with heart disease. ...Read more

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16 month son had heart surgery for coarctation aorta.He also has bicuspid valve, 2 pulm veins into 1 on one side anat. Still has 1-2 murmur - usual ?

16 month son had heart surgery for coarctation aorta.He also has bicuspid valve, 2 pulm veins into 1 on one side anat. Still has 1-2 murmur - usual ?

Murmur : Heart murmur is not always abnormal. In children "innocent murmur" can be heard. Residual murmur may be related to the bicuspid valve or anomalous pulmonary venous return. Best to be followed by a pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

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In an article in the american heart and stroke association enlarged perivascular spaces on MRI are a feature of cerebral small vessel disease. True?

In an article in the american heart and stroke association enlarged perivascular spaces on MRI are a feature of cerebral small vessel disease.   True?

Not necessarily: Generally, when one speaks about enlarged perivascular spaces, that is just what it is. A larger space around the vessels as they travel in the arachnoid space in the brain. These are often called virchow robin spaces and are normal variant. Sometimes, small vessel disease can lead to microinfarcts that lead to atrophy.This loss of volume can lead to the appearance of larger perivascular spaces. ...Read more

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Is high cholesterol considered a form of heart or vessel disease?

Is high cholesterol considered a form of heart or vessel disease?

Vessel problem: Cholesterol lines up on your artery wall builiding up slowly over time. Hard cholesterol forms plaques and eventually if it gets to be too much, the vessel narrows and you have a stroke or heart attack. Soft plaque can break off and clog off a narrowing causing the same problems. Eating well, exercising, medications and supplements can help. ...Read more

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How far is this atheromatous aorta from heart disease?

How far is this atheromatous aorta from heart disease?

By: Heart disease is implied a heart whose perfusion have been compromised by poor blood flow.( of course valvular issues, amyloid or viruses could sicken a heart). Atheroma is a growth of inflammatory cells around cholesterol deposits, so they usually may occur at the same time. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the heart is enlarged in transverse diameter with unfolding thoracic aorta?

What does it mean if the heart is enlarged in transverse diameter with unfolding thoracic aorta?

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

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Please tell me what does "the heart is enlarged in transverse diameter with unfolding thoracic aorta" mean?

Please tell me what does "the heart is enlarged in transverse diameter with unfolding thoracic aorta" mean?

Enlarged heart: Unfolding of aorta - probably you are born with it. Nothing much to worry. Enlarged heart- you have to undergo further cardiac work-up like echo or cardiac MRI to know the underlying etiology for cardiomegaly. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosis recently with small vessel disease of the heart along with big vessel disease . My cornary flow reserve numbers were 1.1 what is norma?

I have been diagnosis recently with small vessel disease of the heart along with big vessel disease . My cornary flow reserve numbers were 1.1  what is norma?

Flow reserve: The 1.1 number indicates that the maximal flow in your coronary measurement was very little more than resting flow. As the number is max/resting each lab develops its own norms but about 3 would be normal in many labs. ...Read more

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Is it true that an enlarged heart and an unfolding aorta are very danergrous?

Is it true that an enlarged heart and an unfolding aorta are very danergrous?

Risk high: This findings suggest HTN and atherosclerosis .This can lead to aneurysms of aorta dissection and not to mention heart attack frm other risk factors like diabetes , high cholesterol and hypertension please be under doctors care for follow up and aorta measurements by echo/ cat scan. ...Read more