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    Old 03-02-2021, 10:12 AM   #1
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    Ascending Aorta

    Hi, I am confused about a CT report versus a Echo Doppler. Can someone tell what it means when it reads Ascending Thoracic Aorta measures 4 cm?

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    Old 03-02-2021, 10:43 AM   #2
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    Re: Ascending Aorta

    The echo is in real time and in motion, so it show what what your heart is actually doing. It's copied and viewed by a specialist either at the time or later depending on the urgency of the issue one is having.

    A CT is an xray done in 3D from different angles and depth throughout an area. It's done with or without a contrast.

    Your ascending thoracic aorta is enlarged. I assume further testing will be done and (from what I read) probably surgery.

    Please let us know how you're doing.

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    Old 03-03-2021, 04:53 AM   #3
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    Re: Ascending Aorta

    Hi, Thanks for responding to my question. I know I have three leaky valves I was diagnosed with this several years ago. The Aorta was noted on previous CT scans. The size has changed, I was just concerned it was now considered a aneurysm. My Mother had this and my Brother has this.

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    Old 03-03-2021, 09:49 AM   #4
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    Re: Ascending Aorta

    It is possible it's an aneurism.
    Do you have a copy of the radiologist report?
    When do you see your doctor again?

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    Old 03-03-2021, 04:19 PM   #5
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    Re: Ascending Aorta

    I have a Echo Doppler report no aneurysm is noted. I saw the doctor today and wanted to question him on it. But when he heard about the resting heart rate was all over the place he wanted to monitor for 48 hours. So I see him in four weeks after blood test and heart monitor results.

     
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    Re: Ascending Aorta

    Ahh, awesome that an aneurism wasn't noted!

    Hope the holter monitor is able to show what's going on with your symptoms.

    Please update when you get the results.

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    Old 03-05-2021, 02:34 PM   #7
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    Thank you. I sure will, have a great day, thanks for your help.

     
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    Old 04-10-2021, 05:07 AM   #8
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    Re: Ascending Aorta

    The results of the halter monitor show a lot of activity in my heart rate. The doctor said no wonder you are very tired some morning's when you wake up. He said your heart is going at high speed through out the day. So I am now on beta blockers. I had the injection stress test since I can no longer do the treadmill because of Asthma and Bronchiectasis. The doctor said the stress test overall was good. So I follow-up in two months.

     
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    Re: Ascending Aorta

    Thanks for the update...I hope the med calms things down and helps with your tiredness.

    Will you be having another holter in 2 months? It would be a good way to know how well the beta blocker is working.

    Take good care.
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    Old 04-11-2021, 04:45 AM   #10
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    Thank you. The doctor did not mention another monitor in two months. I have been using my oximetry meter for one to two hours while I am sitting it shows the pulse rate. Overall so far it has slowed down a lot. Some times maybe too much so the meds may need adjustments. Thanks for all your help.

     
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    Re: Ascending Aorta

    Sounds good...if it feels too low, you can always call your doc and discuss it.
    Take care...let us know how you're doing.

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