Hello. A 4.2 cm dialation of my ascending aorta was found incidentally on a CT calcium scan. This was back in June. Doc sent me for an echo because he thought the CT was 'overstated' and the echo measured 3.9. I went to a cardiologist last week who said to trust the CT as Being the most accurate. I am so sad and upset over this finding. I don't have high BP (at least that has ever been noticed), I am overweight but not obese, I have high triglycerides, my calcium score was zero, no family history or connective tissue's diseases. I'm 63. The cardiologist put me on a low dose beta blocker and referred me to an aortic surgeon for follow up. cardiologist says mine is considered mild to moderate. I keep hoping someone has made a mistake and I'm a little in shock over this. Does anyone have any words of encouragement or advice? I'm having a tough time focusing on anything. I'm retired and want to enjoy my life but I'm so worried of dropping dead.