Growth rate, genetic testing for aortic aneurysm
Last year I was diagnosed with ectasia — 3.9cm ascending aorta. Follow up this year shows ascending aorta relatively unchanged at 4.0cm. However aortic root increased from 3.74cm to 4.4cm. Plus, I’m struggling to keep diastolic BP and HR down. Cardiologist added Losartan to Spironolactone. I’d like genetic testing for connective tissue diseases and a consult with thoracic surgeon. I also have hypothyroidism, cochlear otosclerosis, exaggerated thoracic kyphosis, osteoporosis and cervical spondylosis with myelopathy.