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Ascending Aortic Dilation - Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

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I’m in a panic mode right now. I had an edco done two months ago every thing was fine with my heart. But i seen it said enlarged ascending aorta at 3.7?So i ask for a CTA of the chest it came back normal every was fine and my
ascending was 3.3 negative no aneurysm was found. I was wondering which one to
believe is the ct more accurate. Just try she has some one went threw the same thing

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@latrisha I believe the CT is the more accurate measurement of the aorta but I would certainly ask your cardio for his/her opinion. I believe normal size for the ascending aorta is about 2 cms. If yours is measured at 3.3, it might be considered as slightly enlarged. In any case, don't panic about this. Your aorta may be stable at that size and never a serious health issue. I suggest talking to your cardio about the results of your CT and if there is concern. My enlarged aorta has been stable at about 4 cm for years and I suspect I will never need surgical intervention. All that said, do be careful about your blood pressure. High blood pressure can cause an aneurysm to grow. Exercise if your MD approves, and try to get some aerobic exercise every day, even if just for 20 minutes. This will help keep your blood pressure in check.

I have spoken with a cardiologist he was like that was normal don’t let it go over 3.5. That when it be enlarged. I was just wondering about the echo was at 3.7 and the ct is at 3.3. Just wanted to know which one is more accurate. I will be seeing a cardiologist in a couple of weeks. Thanks