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    What does extensive atherosclerotic vascular calcification related to the aortic arch mean?

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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: How much concern might there be with a diagnosis of "extensive atherosclerotic vascular calcification related to the aortic arch"?
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Following advice

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

Such a finding may be common at your age and you shouldn't worry to much about it. The only recommendation on your case is to do a complete evaluation of cardiac status with:
- Cardiac echo
- Stress test
- Holter monitoring

If everything is fine you should continue follow up with cardiologist once a year.

Hope this will be of help!
Wish you health!
Dr. Shehu
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