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CT Cardiac Angiogram aortic arch calcification

Hello, I had a CT angiogram and one of the findings noted was "There are aortic arch eccentric calcifications". What does this mean and should it be something I should worry about that should be monitored?

The rest of the report noted that all my coronary arteries were widely patent and that my calcium score was 0.

I also had an echocardiogram which everything was normal except for a finding of "Trace Mitral and Tricuspid Regurgitation". Is this something to be concerned with or is this pretty common and/or should be monitored? I'm not sure what complications can arise from this in the future.

I was having chest pains which is why I went through these exams.

Thank you for the help!
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replied July 30th, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. Firstly, I would like to congratulate you that the Coronary CT angiogram and echo are fine. You need not be concerned about the calcification of the aorta which has been noted on the angiogram. These are quite common findings and are age related. Trace MR/TR are also very common findings amongst healthy people and definitely not a cause of concern. There isn’t any cause of worry. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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