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X-ray shows cardiomegaly, unfolded atheromatous aorta and blunting of both costo phrenic angles. Serious?

Sir My father aged 74 xray shows cardiomegaly , unfolded atheromatous aorta and blunting of both costo phrenic angles. Pls explain whether this is a serious condition or not. My father is normal no shortness of breate and his wt is 52 kg. At present he is on Tide plus 20mg, Dell 400mg and Dutus t. Rgds, Balaji Subramanian Chennai.
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Dear Mr Balaji
Thanks for your query.
Cardiomegaly on chest x-ray should be investigated further. Next step in such cases is ECHOcardiography. this may be because of heart enlargement, fluid around heart or may be an artifact (expiratory film). But needs to be evaluated. Unfolding of aorta is common in old age. Blunting of both angles need clinical correlation.
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Answered: Fri, 31 May 2013
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