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I'm 46 and just lost 30 pounds and have been clean eating for 6 months ... I decided to go get a full heart work up at the cardiologist office... They are telling me my heart looks great ! BUT i have a large aorta measurement at the base leaving the heart measured @ 4.2cm on echo ... Dr set up a CT scan and it shows the entire ascending portion swollen and at the widest it's 4.8cm .. I was put on BP meds and told wait and watch from cardiologist and surgeon. Please help me cope with this decision ... I have 2 young girls and I have never drank or smoked ... A famous NYC surgeon has agreed to do the operation due to my anxiety over this after first telling me I won't touch it until it's 5.5cm. I'm getting a second surgeons opinion and asking a ton of questions.... What would you do ?????
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