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What should I do about bilateral apical pleural thickening?

My lung x-ray reveals a minimal, bilateral apical pleural thickening and atheromatous aorta, however, my ECG is normal. Should I be alarmed and seek medical help from a cardiologist?

Thank you and more power! 

submitted by Gina from Philippines on 6/2/2014

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiovascular surgeon, Denton A. Cooley, MD  Denton A. Cooley, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP

Thickening of the apical pleura may be a result of several conditions, mostly benign.  Without further information about your age and medical history, I am unable to be more specific.  I suggest that you see a qualified physician for an opinion.  

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