Dilated Aortic Root

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   Posted 12/9/2014 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
A year ago my family doc discovered I have a heart murmur. Went to a cardiologist, had an echocardiogram done & found my aortic root is dilated. I had no symptoms at the time.

Now I have shortness of breath & chest pain. Went back to my family doc who ordered up another echocardiogram. The dilation has gotten larger. So I'm headed back to the cardiologist in a month.

Anyone else have experience with this diagnosis? I'm in a decent amount of discomfort and am wondering what to expect.
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   Posted 12/9/2014 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
No, I've never experienced this, but I'm sorry you're having to deal with this.
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   Posted 12/9/2014 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry, no ideas on this. Maybe put a post on the Heart & Cardiovascular disease forum? They might be able to help in some way.
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