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Tortuous aorta symptoms?

Tortuous aorta symptoms?

Aorta: A tortuous aorta may have no symptoms. If there are symptoms they generally relate to obstructed blood flow related to the tortuosity. The symptom would depend on what wasn't getting good flow or perhaps some compression caused in adjacent organ by the tortuosity. ...Read more

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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 causes a tortuous aorta?

plaque: Often associated with mild atherosclerosis and age. Not worrisome unless associated aneurysm or blockages. ...Read more

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Can tortuous aorta dangerous?

No: It's a sign of aging - it's not any more dangerous than getting older is. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tortuous aorta?

What are the symptoms of a tortuous aorta?

Tortuosity aorta: Usually has no symptoms specific to tortuosity. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does a tortuous aorta mean?

Please tell me what does a tortuous aorta mean?

Usually meaningless: It just means that your aorta…the major blood vessel that leaves your heart is curvy. It has many potential causes but in in of itself is completely meaningless. ...Read more

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What does a tortuous aorta mean? How is it treated?

Maybe a warning: A tortuous aorta is one that is not straight( the normal condition ) but does not contain and aneurysm. This may occur normally in older people or those with long standing hypertension. It may also occur in younger people who have abnormal composition of their artery walls. In this circumstance it may be a warning of increased risk of aneurysm in the future .By itself it is of no consequence ...Read more

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I need to know what is tortuous aorta and what are its implications?

I need to know what is tortuous aorta and what are its implications?

Twisty: Tortuous simply implies that the aorta, which is usually runs a straight back from the upper chest through the belly, makes a lot of twists and turns. Tortuosity of the aorta, by itself, has few implications in health or disease. ...Read more

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What kinds of doctors can treat a tortuous aorta?

What kinds of doctors can treat a tortuous aorta?

Tortuous aorta: We don't usually specifically treat a tortuous aorta. Doctors who might relate are GP, Internist, Cardiologist ...Read more

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Is having a tortuous aorta worse than developing a aaa?

Is having a tortuous aorta worse than developing a aaa?

Tortuous vessel: No. Lots of people has tortuous vessels that never cause problems. That's not to say people with tortuous vessels can't have problems too but the tortuous vessels alone are very rarely the cause. ...Read more

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