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Theascending aorta at the right pulmonary artery measures

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theascending aorta at the right pulmonary artery measures 4.5 cm in diameter. descending thoracic aorta at the same level measures 2.6 in diameter. atheromatous changes of the thoracic aorta are demonstrated what does it mean and what does it require
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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That means you have aortic aneurysm involving ascending aorta measuring 4.5 cm ( normal about 2.8 cm for male).

This may not produce any symptoms.

A CT scan or MRI should be repeated after 6 months to assess its stability.

If it becomes larger than 5.5 cm then surgical repair is indicated to prevent complications like aortic rupture.

A beta blocker like metoprolol should be started to prevent aortic dilatation.

A statin like atorvastatin should be started to prevent plaques.

Also aortic valve should be assessed for any abnormalities.

A cardiologist should be consulted with.
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