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Doctor insights on: Coartation Of The Aorta

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner Dr. Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
15 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What is a herniated aorta?

What is a herniated aorta?

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 called a "hernia", but more appropriately that would be ectasia or an aneurysm. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


Dr. Harinder Gill Dr. Gill
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
35 years in practice
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is slight unfolding of aorta?

What is slight unfolding of aorta?

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 though it is often seen in older patients and those with hypertension and atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What does a pinched aorta feel like?

doesn't happen: Aortas don't get pinched. They can become aneurysmal, rupture, leak, become stenotic (develop "blockage"), tear, become infected, inflamed - but not pinched. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Moran Dr. Moran
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
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What is the normal psi of your aorta?

What is the normal psi of your aorta?

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 use any simple conversion chart or app. It works out to 1.9 to 3.5 psi. Curious as to why you would want to know this though? ...Read more

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah Dr. Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
17 years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What does uncoiling of the aorta mean?

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 unwound coil of a spring. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Vansaghi Dr. Vansaghi
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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What is atheroselerotic disease of aorta?

Cholesterol plaques: Atherosclerosis literally means "hardening of the arteries" which is caused by plaques or buildup of cholesterol along with immune cells and scar tissue inside the walls of blood vessels. This can occur in any blood vessel in the body, including the aorta, which is the large artery that delivers blood out to the body from the heart. ...Read more

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah Dr. Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
17 years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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What is the definition or meaning of aorta?

What is the definition or meaning of aorta?

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. ...Read more

Dr. James Strader Dr. Strader
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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What does atheromatous aorta mean medically?

Cholesterol plaque: It means the aorta has some cholesterol plaques on it. When noted on a x-ray or ct scan, this typically means that some calcified plaques are present on the films. Usually this is managed through cholesterol medication. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Could i survive a knife stab through the aorta?

Could i survive a knife stab through the aorta?

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 relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is the result of a large hole in the aorta?

Aorta: A large hole in the wall of the aorta would be fatal if not immediately closed. ...Read more

Dr. John Garner Dr. Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: aorta?

What is the definition or description of: aorta?

The main artery: The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, and inherited risk factors. ...Read more

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Please tell me what does atheromatous aorta mean?

ATHEROMATOUS AORTA: This means there are atheromatous changes seen on an imaging study which shows these changes in the aorta. It means the patient has atherosclerotic vascular disease. ...Read more

Dr. Hector Lozano Dr. Lozano
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
26 years in practice
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How do you fix a torn aorta due to heavy lifting?

Surgery sometimes: That would depend on where is the tear and how much it compromises flow to vital organs. If the tear is within the first few inches of the aorta taking off from the heart, emergent surgery is needed. If the tear is further downstream and does not compromise flow to vital organs then it may be treated with medications for pain/high blood pressure and watchful waiting. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Tibayan Dr. Tibayan
Surgery - Thoracic
19 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Can a fall off a bicycle cause a tear in the aorta?

Unlikely but possible: Any serious deceleration can cause traumatic disruption of the aorta. More commonly motor vehicle collisions, but I have seen a bicycle collision do it. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What are the major causes of unfolding of the aorta?

What are the major causes of unfolding of the aorta?

Atherosclerosis: . Meaning tortuosity- ? As the tissue hardens they may extend and kink a bit. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Why are isometric exercises bad for enlarged aortas?

Exercise: Isometrics can cause large blood pressure swings which can increase the wall stress on the enlarged aorta. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman Dr. Chapman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
37 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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What does it mean if you have a nonaneurysmal aorta?

Not enlarged: An aneurysm is an abnormal dilatation or enlargement of your aorta. Yours is not, however, the fact that they described it in this way instad of "normal" makes me winder if they are seeing something, like plaque or calcification. Ask for more detail of the report. ...Read more

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Is it possible to have a torn aorta due to heavy lifting?

Aorta: It's possible for a blood pressure rise caused by heavy lifting to cause a tear in the aorta. This can be fatal. ...Read more