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Ascending aorta

I had an MRI done for my back as they found many problem.
My question is in the report they put under IMPRESSION: Ascending aorta is dilated in appearance at 4 cm on margin of study. Clinical correlation recommended.
I had aortal and mitral valve replacement surgery about 10 years agao.
Is this something I need to worry about and if so what?
Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,
Christine


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Usually when an ascending aorta has been measured to >4.0 cm it is medically referred to as an aneurysm and carefully watched to monitor any rapid growth, and if an when the size reaches 5.0 cm there begins to be concern that the vessel wall would be thin to the point where it could rupture.  It is recommended to carefully control blood pressure.  

Under some circumstance, there may be concern if the AA is 4.5 cm.

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