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I have recently been diagnosed with an enlarged aorta, via the GP from an echocardiogram.
That's all I know! It was given to me over the phone and I never expected to receive this news, didn't ask any questions... 🙄
I'm 43 male 5"11' 80kg healthy, active job (joiner) stressful it's my own business and exercise when I can, gym run cycling.
I'am calling the doctors back today to ask for a telephone appointment for some questions.
Can I carry on exercising? Am I at Greater risk of coronavirus? What size is it? What can I do in the short term to help myself?
Initially tests were initiated as I complained of a high heart rate while exercising, blood test, BP, ecg and echocardiogram carried out. BP OK. Ecg OK. Bloods low white cell and neutrophil - they don't seem concerned with this.
I drowned when I was 19 and had to be restated with paddles and life support machine. Could this be a cause of recent diagnosis?
What other questions should I ask my GP?
Waiting on cardiologist appointment referral.
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