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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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

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Please tell me if an enlargement of 1 CM of the aorta dangerous?

Depends: It depends on what part of the aorta, whether there are symptoms, what the absolute size is, what the size of the patient is, and the rapidity of enlargement (if known). Family history and presence of Marfan's or pregnancy matter too. ...Read more

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What is (co ation) I think that's how it's spelled of the aorta?

Co arctation of aort: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/coarctation-of-the-aorta/basics/definition/con-20031772.

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If a normal adult has a hole in their aorta. How can this be fixed?

Not normal: It is not normal to have a hole in the aorta. If a hole is present, it would lead to internal bleeding. Occasionally, abnormal connections between aorta and other structures or blood vessels could be seen which may be contained and/or tolerated. Further detail is needed to answer this question. ...Read more

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What's the risk of the aorta getting weaker in 2 months time with occasional bursts of extreme BP. Maybe once a day.

Aorta: I don't think you can find an answer for this one. Doing this research would be very difficult. The likelihood is the risk is low however. Those occassional bursts of 'extreme BP' would be more likely to cause other problems. I won't mention them as I suspect your anxiety would only transfer from the aorta to other things. ...Read more

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What causes a mildly ectatic aorta?

A few: Hypertension, atherosclerosis, or genetics. Usually treating risk factors are enough along with surveilence ...Read more

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Is coarectation if the aorta severe?

Coarctation of aorta: Coarctation of the aorta (coa) is a relatively common defect that accounts for 5-8% of all congenital heart defects. The diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta may be missed and diagnosis is often delayed until the patient develops congestive heart failure (chf), which is common in infants, or hypertension, which is common in older children. Coa is a lifelong disease with a guarded prognosis. ...Read more

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What kind of tumors grow on the aorta?

Mostly sarcomas: While rare, tumors of aorta do occur in both thoracic and abdominal aorta with equal frequency. Histologically, sarcomas constitute the majority of primary aortic tumors, with the malignant fibrous histiocytoma subtype being most common. They arise in the intima and grow along the intimal surface and into aortic lumen forming polypoid masses but tend to not invade the aortic wall. ...Read more

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What is coarctation of the aorta?

Narrowing of alrta: Coarctation is a narrowing of the main vessel (aorta). It leads to hypertension and increased work for the heart. Untreated it leads to stroke coronary disease and death. Therapeutic options are surgery or catheter therapy. ...Read more