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

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Dr. Timothy Wu
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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