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Had chest x ray, fibrocalcific foci, smoker. What this all about and possible cure?

chest x-ray report PA
Fibrocalcific foci seen in the left parahilar region with fibrotic stranding in the left upper and midzone lung fields.
Rest of the field show prominent bronchovascular markings.
Both costopherennic angles are blunted ? due to pleural thickening.
The cardiac size is prominent with unfolding of aorta.
Trachea is central is central, no mediastinal shift is seen.
Bony thorax and soft tissues of the chest wall are normal.

This is my x-ray report ...will e grateful if some one cud tell me what it means and what r the implications, I have been a smoker for about 34 years smoking 25-30 cigaretts a day. have had 2 angio's one in 2001 and another in 2007 installing a stent at the same place in the corronary artery. now given up smoking since last 5/6 months
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Fibrocalcific foci in lt perihilar region region with fibrotic strands in lt upper and mid zones indicate that you may have had some infection in the past most likily TB which has now healed. Prominent bronchovascular markings are because of smoking or COPD. Blunted CP angles could also be because of COPD or some infection. Prominent heart size and unfolding of aorta indicate old heart disease or hypertension.
Answered: Sat, 29 Jun 2013
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