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Thoracic Aorta

  Please tell me what the following statement indicates:
  " Thoracic aorta is again noted to be moderately uncoiled."
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Dear Barbara
It is difficult for me to interpret a test without being told what the test is and what the clinical context is. The statement most likely refers to the fact that your thoracic aorta ( the blood vessel that leads out of your heart to deliver blood to the rest of your body) as visualized on some sort of x-ray or CAT scan has an unusual bend in it. If you are concerned, you should ask your doctor about the significance of this in your particular case.
I hope this has been useful. Feel free to write back with further questions. Good luck.
Information provided here is of a general nature.  Specific diagnoses and treatments can only be made by your doctor.  If you would like to be seen at the Cleveland Clinic, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE for an appointment with a cardiologist at Desk F15.





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