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Got the first time in my xray result that I have tortuous aorta.. Is this condition alarming ? What medications are usually administered. Im 54 yo mal

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: It means

the course of the aorta twists/turns more than normal.
It is usually relatively straight. This is a fairly common finding as we age. There is no treatment per se, it is usually asymptomatic and an incidental finding on imaging. However, it could be a sign of atherosclerosis and/or hypertension, so talk to your doc.

In brief: It means

the course of the aorta twists/turns more than normal.
It is usually relatively straight. This is a fairly common finding as we age. There is no treatment per se, it is usually asymptomatic and an incidental finding on imaging. However, it could be a sign of atherosclerosis and/or hypertension, so talk to your doc.
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