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prominent aorta
Dear Doc, i have a heart enlargment since i was diagnosed of hyperthyroidism. I suffered hyperthyroidism for over 7 years but now my thyroid functions turned to normal, almost six months now. last week  I was undergo for chest x-ray and it was diagnosed for PROMINENT AORTA. I don't understand this? Is my heart condition is fatal?  What should I do next? Please help me..
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I would interpret a "prominent aorta" to mean an aortic aneurysm/enlargement.  It is concerning that they saw it on x-ray.  My understanding is that only large aneurysms are visible on x-ray.  I would make an appointment immediately with a reputable cardiologist who will do the proper tests (echocardiogram, CT/MRI scans) to follow up on this.  

I can't comment on your heart enlargement, but aortic aneurysm is not necessarily fatal if treated.  If left untreated, then yes, it's often fatal.  The good news is that surgeries are very, very successful in most cases, and if the enlargement is not that great, then oftentimes angiotensin receptor blockers are drugs available by prescription that can stop or even reverse enlargement (google aneurysm and losartan, for instance).

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