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Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Thinning aorta: No it is not normal

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A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
No such thing: A hernia is an abnormal protrusion of an organ through a defect -- this really can't happen with the aorta. An enlarged aorta may (incorrectly) be cal ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Xray: This is a chest xray appearance of a widening of the normal aortic arch curve in the superior thorax. It does not necessarily have pathologic import t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
doesn't happen: Aortas don't get pinched. They can become aneurysmal, rupture, leak, become stenotic (develop "blockage"), tear, become infected, inflamed - but not p ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience Cardiology
2-3.5 PSI: Pressure in the aorta is measured in mm of mercury, or mmhg. To convert to psi, divide normal aortic pressure of 100-180 mmhg by 10 to get cmhg, then ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Aorta: The term uncoiling of the aorta refers to an appearance on the chest xray which looks like the aorta has untwisted and elongated as if it is an unwoun ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
No: The aorta is the vascular conduit taking blood out of the heart for distribution to the rest of the body. There must be some vascular connection from ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Vansaghi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Cholesterol plaques: Atherosclerosis literally means "hardening of the arteries" which is caused by plaques or buildup of cholesterol along with immune cells and scar tiss ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Main artery: It's the largest and main artery coming of the left ventricle/heart . It gives branches to the heart , brain and all organs in the body.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Through the: Actual aorta - very unlikely. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relati ... Read More

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