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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
There 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