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Should i be concerned if my 80 year old mom has calcification of the aorta is that dangerous?

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Dr. Milton Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Most people over 80

Have some degree of "hardening" of the arteries! her pcp can help determine whether or not hers might be dangerous.

In brief: Most people over 80

Have some degree of "hardening" of the arteries! her pcp can help determine whether or not hers might be dangerous.
Dr. Milton Mintz
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Calcification

Clacification of aorta in an 80 year old is an age appropriate calcific degeneration.
Some times it could cause stroke. But there is nothing much we could do to prevent it. It is a kind of aging process of aorta.

In brief: Calcification

Clacification of aorta in an 80 year old is an age appropriate calcific degeneration.
Some times it could cause stroke. But there is nothing much we could do to prevent it. It is a kind of aging process of aorta.
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
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