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Tortuosity Thoracic Aorta
Had a chest xray recently to find the reason for shoulder pain. The chest ray showed tortuosity of the Thoracic aorta, this was three weeks ago and ha?
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 for further recommendations as needed. You will need to monitor your blood pressure and keep it under tight control. ...Read more
Ht: Due to Ht the widens before enlargement if BP is not controlled ...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
Aorta: 2.5 to 3.5cm range.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
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
My mother has thoracic aorta aneurysm. She has not undergone stent grafting. Is it safe for her to fly internationally?
If u have an aneurysm of the thoracic aorta would the BP be the same in both arms and both legs? What other clinical signs would suggest aneurysm? TY
Most often - no symp: A stable aneurysm in the thoracic aorta usually causes no symptoms. It may be suspected by a CXR revealing a prominent aorta and confirmed by a CT scan. If you have been diagnosed with an aneurysm, you should follow with you doctor and have periodic imaging to be sure the aneurysm is not growing. ...Read more
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