Dear friend, welcome to HCM!
Prominent perihilar opacities (near the lung origins) are commonly due to prominent lung vessels seen a case of bronchitis/COPD
. At an age of 59 with some bronchitic episodes these are not surprising. If not having active bronchitis now (cough
, sputum etc), thsese could mean enlarged vessels.
Please consider a good 2D echo of the heart to get an idea of the pressures in the lung vessels and right heart chambers which may explain the Xray findings.
The Xray picture is not at all alarming or unusual. At this age it is taken as an acceptable finding.
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.