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Should an ectatic aorta be monitored?

Last year I underwent CXR which showed an ectatic aorta. Then had a CT which did not show dissection. Is this something that should be monitored?   

submitted Rose from Michigan on 2/26/2013


by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Patrick J. Cook, MD    

Patrick J. Cook, MDThere is nothing intrinsically pathologic about an "ectatic" aorta. Absent any other CV issues, it requires no follow up.

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Updated February 2013
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