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is the aorta a vein or artery

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Aorta: the aorta is the main artery of the body

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
18 years experience Cardiology
Biggest: probably because they are the biggest artery and vein in the body!
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Second answer: Echo is the most cost effective and safe. CT with contrast is a confirmatory test but carries with it a hefty radiation dose and exposure to IV contra ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
Not always: ur restin bp should be controlled 130/80. then regular gradual training. high Bp over time will make aorta rupture. So control bp
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
Coarctation of aorta: Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of the aorta, so if the narrowing is below the 1st or 2nd intercostal artery then likely those arteries would ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Several: Cold, noradrenaline,vaso pressin, neosynephrine, (phenylephrine) excitement . Aorta and carotid are large arteries and spasm constriction is not usu ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Actually: The blood pressure in the Aorta is pretty close to the one in the other arteries....
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal hypertension: Permanent cure???? Nothing can promise permanent resolution of his problems. Studies and experience have shown that in most such patients, surgery ( r ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
30 years experience Cardiology
Too many: Aorta is the main artery that provides blood supply to multiple organs.

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