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question about echo result

Hi, I am actually pretty worried over my echocardiogram test results, I have been trying to find out what these values mean and I have found some, but the one that worries me is the "aortic diameter" value - I have tried looking it up online and all I hear about is "anyersum" etc...Im an otherwise healthy 28 yo male, and my value was 3.2 cm.  Is this normal?  The report didn't say anything was wrong, but when I try looking up values, that seems to be high.  The cardiologist I saw didn't even mention it.  Any insight into this would help me greatly, thank you!
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367994 tn?1304957193
An aorta aneursym is a size >4.0 cm.  Surgical intervention begins to be a consideration if and when the size 5.0 cm to prevent rupturing issues.

For some insight, aortic aneurysms often grow slowly and usually without symptoms, making them difficult to detect. Some aneurysms will never rupture. Many start small and stay small, although many expand over time. Some aortic aneurysms enlarge slowly, increasing less than half an inch (1.2 centimeters) a year. Others expand at a faster rate, which increases the risk of rupture. How quickly an aortic aneurysm may grow is difficult to predict.
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