Every once in a while, something spikes my curiosity, and I cant stop searching for the "answer" until I find it. Of course one of the first places I look, is here!
I am trying to research normal ascending aortic size, and I cant seem to find any definitive values. I have found a lot about when to do surgery, ect, but nothing on normal values, or how to calculate normal values. I know that the patients size does also play a role. If your a larger person you may have a larger aorta, and a smaller person might have a smaller. But what is the size of the ascending aorta suppose to be?
The only good info I have found related to size, is more related to risk of dissection, and rupture. Its actually really interesting.
Scroll down to the yellow chart, which shows the risk based on size.
Anyhow, does anybody know what the normal value should be in a younger (20 something) 5'8", healthy weight person?
One more question. Does anyone know, or have studies on how the aorta responds to expansion, after its been cut?
Thanks for all your input!