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"12/2009 MRA chest with contrast: The ascending aorta measures 3.3 cm in AP diameter and the thoracic aortic arch measures 25.8 mm as opposed to 25.3 mm for the proximal descending thoracic aorta and 24.1 mm for distal descending aorta."
"01/2014 MRA CHEST W/WO CONTR: The mid ascending thoracic aorta is 35 x 33 mm diameter. The aortic arch is 24 x 24 mm. the proximal descending thoracic aorta is 27 mm diameter. The distal descending thoracic aorta is 25 mm. There is no dissection or significant atherosclerotic disease. Mild cardia megally is noted. There is no percardial effusion. IMPRESSION: Maximal thoracic aortic diameter is 35 mm in the mid ascending thoracic aorta."

1. Is the above study dated 01/2014 a normal study, specifically is mid ascending aorta of normal size for men of average weight and height  (BSA 2.11), who are 59 years old?
2. Is there a significant  intervaal change in aortic size from previous study dated 12/2009?
3. In this case what does above "Mild cardia megally is noted" means?
4. Is echo 2D more accurate than M-Mode  in measuring LV ID (diastole) and LV ID (diastole) and what are upper normal ranges?
5.Does blood test PLAC2 (Lipoprotein Associated Phospolipase A2) predict risk of future heart attacks and strokes?If no, whtat's it used for? Thank you.
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