It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Heart Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-22-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7
confused49 HB User
Diliated Aortic root

Hi Everyone,

My son was diagnosed with Dilated Aortic root with two minor leaks from valves. My son is 17 fit plays basketball and is in year 12, but the aortic root according to his hearteco yesterday the measurements were fluterating between 3.5 to 3.9cm but the specialist said he thought were more along the lines of 37mm. He had a heart echo done last august the the specialist calculated it according to his bsa as 34.5 but his new specialist only went by the measurements of the echo.

Does anyone know the correct way of doing it and what is the norm. I am so worried even though the specialist told me not to stress but hey you just can help it. My son is off for a CT on Monday which will give a more accurate reading.

Is this dangerous has anyone experienced the above if so I would love to hear from you, I need my mind put at ease as I am so confused.

Confused49

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Enlarged, and leaky aortic root slave2snow Heart Disorders 2 05-30-2010 04:29 AM
aortic valve and root replacement nje Heart Disorders 0 05-11-2009 02:32 PM
Dilated Aortic Root - age 28 and scared? kjsykes Heart Disorders 7 05-10-2007 01:46 PM
Question on Aortic aneurism/dissection. mr_panicky Heart Disorders 1 08-11-2006 09:08 AM
Aortic aneurism mge Heart Disorders 14 06-26-2006 04:40 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:03 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!