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Aorta Calcification
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Aorta Calcification

My doctor indicated that "mild calcification in my aorta" was discovered during a CT Scan of my upper chest region for another issue.  He said it was nothing to worry about.  I'm a 53yo, normal weight, active, and have mild hypertension controlled by medication.  Is this something that should be further evaluated, what causes the issue and can this "calcification" be reversed?    Thanks.
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Likely the aortic calcification is a marker of vascular disease and you shoud be evaluated for vascular disease and you might want to have a CT for calcium scoring to see if you have plaque in your coronary arteries.  Agressive BP and cholesterol control is very likely needed.
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