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What Does Mildly Dilated Ascending Aorta In CT Scan Indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 14 May 2024
Question: Hi there. I am a 45 year old male. Height 177cm. Weight 118kg. Recently (last 6 months) started experiencing fatigue, breathlessness, feeling I am going to faint but not actually fainting. I put it down to long COVID. GP was unsure. Did a Cardiologist referral. He ordered 24 Hr BP which showed have uncontrolled high blood pressure, also ordered CT Cardia Angiogram which showed a calcium score of zero and unremarkable arteries (all normal). The CT Cardiac Angiogram did suggest a mildly dilated ascending aorta. An echo was then ordered. It showed
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (25 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I understand your concern and would explain that it is important performing pulmonary function tests considering covid infection and shortness of breath.

High blood pressure values and obesity should be treated too.

I recommend taking betablockers and ARB to properly control high blood pressure. This will also help prevent further dilation of aorta.

Following a healthy diet will help too, coupled with regular physical exercise.

I would also exercise checking your blood lipid profile and avoiding smoking or alcohol intake.

Hope you will find this information helpful!

I remain at your disposal in case of further questions whenever you need!

Kind regards,

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ilir Sharka (10 minutes later)
Thanks Is the mid cavity obliteration and dynamic left ventricle function the same thing as cardiomyopathy?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (2 days later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello again!

There are different types of cardiomyopathy, and mid cavity obliteration and dynamic left ventricle dysfunction could be signs of some type of cardiomyopathy.

Please could you upload your cardiac echo results for me to review in order to give a moret professional opinion?

Hope you will find this information helpful!

Wishing all the best,

Dr. Iliri
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Does Mildly Dilated Ascending Aorta In CT Scan Indicate?

Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello, I understand your concern and would explain that it is important performing pulmonary function tests considering covid infection and shortness of breath. High blood pressure values and obesity should be treated too. I recommend taking betablockers and ARB to properly control high blood pressure. This will also help prevent further dilation of aorta. Following a healthy diet will help too, coupled with regular physical exercise. I would also exercise checking your blood lipid profile and avoiding smoking or alcohol intake. Hope you will find this information helpful! I remain at your disposal in case of further questions whenever you need! Kind regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka