I am a 56 y/o male. 6'3" 178, low bp always about
110/80 or so. No cardiac or major health issues. I am mostly vegan for the last 2 years and never smoked.
I went for a baseline echocardio stress and the doc found....trace regurg from all valves I think, and a 3.98 root. I am seeing him later today to chat about all of this. I have no symtoms other that the occaisional extra heart beat that I have had for decades.
I think he is going to tell me about watching/waiting and maybe another scan to check the rest of the aorta. Do these things always grow? Like everyone else here I feel pretty scared. Is 3.98 a huge concern? I read somewhere that iit could almost be in the upper range of normal?
Sjhould I get a second opinion?
Anyone know a great cardiologist in the Southern Cal area? I don't know how great mine is?