Question: I am 77 years old, I weigh 85 kilos and I am 1.80 cm tall. My ascending aorta is 4 cm in diameter and the doctor has told me that it is dilated. What would be the normal measurement without dilation? Victor (Seville).
Answer: The size of the aorta can be indexed by body surface, and the values vary by gender and type of population. However, the upper limit of normality, generally speaking, is 3.8 cm.