A 16-year-old female asked:
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why does the aorta pulse?

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
Because heart pumps: Aorta is the largest artery in the body. It carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The heart pushes the blood into the aorta by contracting and then relaxes to receive blood. After filling up the heart pumps the blood again into the aorta- and this contraction and relaxation of the heart causes a pulse which can be felt in aorta & all arteries.
Answered on Apr 26, 2016

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Stomach gas: Stomach gas should have little or nothing to do with one feeling the aorta pulsing in the abdomen.

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