Aortic Dissection

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I am worried about my electrocardiography reports. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 30-year-old, and I have had two echocardiograms. There is no family history of heart disease. I have strong anxiety. I had an echocardiogram done recently, and the only note that was concerning in the report is "The sinuses of valsalva is dilated at 3.7 cm, unchanged from prior study....  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The size of the aorta at sinus level (aortic root) is normal upto 4 cm. The good thing is that it has not changed in six years. It grows with age but grows very slowly in normal persons. If you have a family history of aortic root dilatation or aortic dissection, I sugg...  Read Full »

Would a 90 year old patient with diabetes be suitable for aortic dissection surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is an 89-year-old female. She is an insulin-dependent diabetic with a history of heart disease, found to have an aortic dissection. She became ill early in the morning and could not call for help. She was taken to the hospital eight hours after her first symptom. She has be...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a complex situation, and more information would be required for further advice. Most important of how is the patient's condition now and comprehensive knowledge of her stress-bearing capacity and accurate imaging reports of the aortic dissection and other diseas...  Read Full »

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