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Aortic dialation

I have been diagnosed with a mildly calcified aortic valve. Trace mitral regurgitation. Physiologic tricuspid valve regurgitation. Ascending aorta is mildly dilated and measures 4.2cms and tapers to 3.4cms at the top of the arch.

Do I need to see a cardiologist for evaluation. This was an echocardiogram report for  a physical.
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237039 tn?1264261657
I think the key words are "mildly" and "trace". Usually these things can happen naturally through the aging process, but I think this quote below says it all.

"Mild aortic calcifications usually don't cause significant heart problems, but require regular checkups to make sure your condition isn't worsening. It's important to have your cholesterol checked, because you may need medications to lower cholesterol and help prevent aortic valve sclerosis from getting worse."

Follow up with your doctor and see what he/she would recommend based on your overall health and family history.

Take care, Ally
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