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?

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Submitted by Gina from Philippines on 06/02/2014

by Denton A. Cooley, MD

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.