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6'1, 160 LB male. Echo showed Aorta root diameter of 32 mm. Normal size? Exercise heavily and regularly, can that cause Aorta to enlarge?

6'1, 160 LB male. Echo showed Aorta root diameter of 32 mm. Normal size? Exercise heavily and regularly, can that cause Aorta to enlarge?

Aorta : In general normal aorta won't progressively dilate from exercise alone. That said some inherited problems with the aorta are relatively silent and go undetected in families. Discussion with your doctor who knows your history can give input more specific to you. ...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 abdominal aorta of 14 mm in diameter really small? I read that 2, 5 CM was normal?

Is an abdominal aorta of 14 mm in diameter really small? I read that 2, 5 CM was normal?

Not necessarily.: There is a significant difference is the average size of the female abdominal aorta versus the male aorta. The average size of the female is about 1.8-2.5 cm, and the average size of the male aorta is higher. If the distal vessels, going to the legs are of normal size and caliber, and the patient is female-there is no concern. If male, then a better look at the walls of the aorta, is needed. ...Read more

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What is the normal psi of your aorta?

What is the normal psi of your aorta?

2-3.5 PSI: Pressure in the aorta is measured in mm of mercury, or mmhg. To convert to psi, divide normal aortic pressure of 100-180 mmhg by 10 to get cmhg, then use any simple conversion chart or app. It works out to 1.9 to 3.5 psi. Curious as to why you would want to know this though? ...Read more

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If a normal adult has a hole in their aorta. How can this be fixed?

If a normal adult has a hole in their aorta. How can this be fixed?

Not normal : It is not normal to have a hole in the aorta. If a hole is present, it would lead to internal bleeding. Occasionally, abnormal connections between aorta and other structures or blood vessels could be seen which may be contained and/or tolerated. Further detail is needed to answer this question. ...Read more

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If a normal adult has a hole in their aorta, how do doctors fix it?

If a normal adult has a hole in their aorta, how do doctors fix it?

Aorta: If the aorta has a hole in it with blood loss into chest or abdomen, the patient will bleed to death rapidly. If the hole is a dissection into the wall of the aorta, either emergency surgery or sometimes emergency stenting of the aorta is the approach. Such a patient with a 'hole' in the aorta is not 'normal'. Abnormal aortic connections(fistulas) have similar options for treatment. ...Read more

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I just felt and saw a spasm right in the center of my body like in between my ribs maybe like where the aorta is this normal or bad ?

I just felt and saw a spasm right in the center of my body like in between my ribs maybe like where the aorta is this normal or bad ?

How: I can understand feeling a spasm but how can you see it if it is between your ribs by mirror? anyway your aorta in the chest it is in the middle leaning toward the left and it does not caused spasm if you are super concern see a doctor ...Read more