Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
chest xray
PA and lateral chest:  tortuous aorta; mild bibasilar atelectasis or fibrosis; mild compression fracture mid thoracic spine.  How serious is this?  Should I exercise or not?
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
367994 tn?1304957193
Tortuous indicates abnormal twist or turns in the aorta.  If significant there would be symptoms and signs due to stenosis such as an enlarged left ventrical.  Mild atelectasis or fibrosis indicates a space defect in the lungs that is air or fibrosis (not serious.  None of these conditions would be contraindicate exercise.  The spine fracture and exercise is your doctor's call.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Thank you for an interpretation I can understand.  Understanding quiets the nerves.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Truth in Olive Oil
7 hrs ago by gymdandee
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on VICourageous's status
9 hrs ago
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on VICourageous's status
10 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources