A visit to a cardiologist
February 12, 2020 12:06am CST
We had our yearly Xray check up as required by our office to comply with the city ordinances to have our employees undergo such lab test. I got my results and this time it had an impression that I had a tortous aorta which I kind of surprised to have such an impression. It troubled me what it means since my lungs and other parts were normal but this term quite alarmed me that there is something wrong. I read from the net that it just means there is thinning of passageway of and there is calcification of its passageway. Today I decided to have it consulted with a cardiologist. To my surprise when the doctor said that I have nothing to worry about it.since its part of ageing that our hearts develop this as we grow old. I am glad that I should not be worried about this condition since it happens to many. Since my heart is not enlarged so there is still no risk in my condition. I just forgot to ask the doctor why did they put it on the impression on my xray result if there is nothing that I should be worried about. They should not have placed it on my xray results that cause worrying on my part.
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Yeah but having that impression makes the reader feel worried and only the cardiologist would just read it as it's something not to worry about and just dismissed that reading. I think the radiologist should report only those that need to be worried about.
@Nakitakona It may be true. I just felt like I consulted a cardiologist for nothing since just when the doctor read it he dismissed me that its nothing. I just paid consultation for that 3 minutes. Although it was good to know the good news but my worries were just but useless and the doctors fee too.
I am actually, there is nothing bothering me actually except from what the xray had found out. But there are no symptoms of chest pains and those kind of sorts. As the doctor had said there is nothing to worry since it is part of getting old that those gets thickened and it may become a danger if I feel the symptoms. So I think I need to just be mindful of what is happening in my heart that is already ageing.
It is just an impression dear. Years ago, I was hired in an office in QC, during training, I was called by the company nurse and handed me result of my xray. She said that I need to go back to the lab and have different xray to check the spot recorded in my left lung. The second xray confirmed the impression. I never believed it and never accepted the report. I went to a doctor and said that there is nothing wrong about my lungs. My lungs are intact. I wanted to go back to the company and explained that there is no issue with my health. But I let it go. I know God has a better plans for me. He closed that doctor because He has opened better employment.
Oh well I think I am thinking of asking another cardiologist about it so that I would have peace of mind. Maybe the first one dismissed it since he sees a lot of cases like me and has no serious consequence. But I think a doctor should at least find out if there are other things that may be causing this.