Heart Disease Community
***@****
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

***@****

My husband just took a stress test which indicated a dialated ascending aorta.  We are scheduled for a CAT Scan tomorrow which should tell us a lot more.  A question I have is a dilated aorta the same as an anuerism?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193
It is an aneurism (aneurysm) and the aorta is considered pathologically dilated if the diameters of the ascending aorta and the aortic root exceed the norms for a given age and body size.
For a reference a 50% increase over the normal diameter is considered aneurysmal dilatation. Such dilatation of the ascending aorta frequently leads to significant aortic valvular insufficiency, even in the presence of an otherwise normal valve.

As your doctor will tell you the dilated ascending aorta is at risk for spontaneous rupture or dissection. The magnitude of this risk is closely related to the size of the aorta and the underlying pathology of the aortic wall.  Hope this gives you some understanding and preparation to ask questions.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
675718_tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on 0213
6 hrs ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled commented on Men How to Keep It UP...
7 hrs ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled commented on Some Foods From The O...
7 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland