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Decrease in weight reduces aortic root diameter? Echo showed aortic root dilating. Investigate further?

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Dear Doctor,
Guide- Does with decrease in weight Aortic root diameter reduces, means present weight of person is 108 kg, aged 53 years. Echo dated 03 April 2012 shows Aortic root dilated showing LA diam 40 mm, Ao diam 43 mm, Ao Asc 37 mm, about 2 month back Echo shows Aortic root 42mm,
Does these results are serious ? does need further investigations?
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 3 hours later

A decrease in weight of a person does not necessarily decrease the aortic root diameter.

To comment further, I would need the complete echo report. You have a feature to upload the reports / image by yourself at the right side of the query page, please utilize that so that I can answer your queries better.

Further investigations would be required based on the present state of your heart like Ejection Fraction of your heart.

Please do get back with the reports and we shall discuss further.

Awaiting your response.

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