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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   Digital X ray report of my chest states "LV dominant cardiac silhoutte with a prominent aortic knuckle." What does it mean? Please explain.
Doctor :   HI
User :   hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   good day doctor , pl answer my querry.
Doctor :   May i know your age , and the reason this Xray was done?
User :   65Male
Doctor :   Do you have a high BP, etc ?
Doctor :   diabetes or any other conditions?
User :   I have dry cough for the past one week. weather in our parts is rainy and damp these days.
User :   No BP
Doctor :   this Xray is mostly within normal limits and age specific chages are there
Doctor :   *changes
User :   I am diabetic since over 20 years
Doctor :   the appearance of the heart on the Xray is described as a silhouette
User :   I have angioplasty in Jan 2005
Doctor :   may i know the reason for the same ?
Doctor :   for heart attack ?
Doctor :   the aortic knuckle - in the Xray - means the upper most part of the major blood vessel in the body - the aorta
User :   due to one block in an artery
Doctor :   which forms a curve
Doctor :   yes, i understood, the angioplasty, is mainly done for a MI or an impending one
User :   does this condition have any relation with my heart or lung condition ?
Doctor :   you dont have any new condition, that is mentioned in the Xray
Doctor :   the X ray is normal and indicates minor age related changes, you need not worry about that
Doctor :   please do not worry about the medical terminology. this is medical jargon
User :   I am taking ayurvedic medicine for my cough. It is showing good result. Do you advice me consult any specialist?
Doctor :   if your symptoms are improving then no need right now
Doctor :   probably you have an allergic cough or rhinitis
User :   Thank you for your advice Doctor.
Doctor :   which will subside in a few days
Doctor :   if you have major symptoms like fever, nasal blockage, headache, etc, consult a doctor , for you may need antibiotics
Doctor :   Do u have any other query?
Doctor :   ARE you there ?
Doctor :   I guess you have moved to a different page
Doctor :   please log in if you have any other medical query
Doctor :   bye for now
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