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CT ratio test done. Is it related to heart functioning?

if my CT ratio is 14/24 ... what does that mean? this was following radiation treatment a few years ago... does this have something to do with heart functioning and if so does that explain why walking uphill is more difficult than for e.g. my sister who is almost the same age... thank you... does the heart go back to normal CT ratio eventually?
Asked On : Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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CT ratio means cardio- thoracic ratio

it is used to assess the size of heart with respect to chest size

the heart is enlarged with chest size (T) is less than twice the heart size (C)

in your case there is mild enlargement of heart

your need to consult doctor and undergo more tests like ECG and echocardiography for finding out cause
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