calcified Aorta what does it mean

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Ger42
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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 5/6/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a bone scan and Ct scan because of finding cancer in my prostate.
One item on the CT scan has me somewhat worried.

Calcified Aorta

Anyone had this?
Age 68 on 4/30/2010
weight 185
height 6'
Samples taken 4/19/2010
3 out of 12 samples cancer
1) gleason score 3+3 involving 65%
2) gleason score 3+3 involving 65%
3) gleason score 3+3 involving 10%

PSA 3.5 Mar 19
PSA 2.5 Apr 4


stkitt
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   Posted 5/6/2010 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning,


Aortic calcification may be an early sign that you have heart disease, even if you don't have any other heart disease symptoms. I would suggest you follow up with a cardiologist. Also do talk with your PCP about it now if you cannot get into a Cardiologist in the near future. This will ease your mind just being able to talk with a physician.



A Doppler ultrasound may be order to take a better look at what is going on if anything with the Aorta.



Kindly,

Kitt
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