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

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Dr. John Ricotta
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. John Ricotta
Dr. John Ricotta
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