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    What does this chest X-ray report indicate?

Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: After a Chest Xray it showed that I had "Mild aortic tortuosity without cardiomegaly" exactly what is this?
Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Following advice...

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

This means exactly that the aortic arch is slightly more pronounced on chest x-ray. As long as you don't have enlarged heart (cardiomegali) you shouldn't worry since this is a common finding at your age. Please keep in mind that this isn't a disease and it won't cause any health problem.

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