Aorta

What is Aorta?

It is the largest artery in the human body and arises form the heart directly.

Questions and answers on "Aorta"

I am 74 years of age. Was diagnosed with an abdominal aorta tortuous to the left. Now my right leg has been shrinking. Are the 2 issues...

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Brief Answer:
Most likely not related!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Aortic tortousity in general has nothing to do with shrinkage of your leg.Only thing...

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I have 90% blocked lower aorta. Did not know until last week. I am suppose to get heart XXXXXXX in 2weeks. I can't eat makes me sick , kidneys...

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Brief Answer:
All symptoms are related to blocked aorta.

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Hello,

All symptoms are related to blocked aorta.Particularly reduced...

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I had a pt with massive tumors mets throughout her abdomen which started having blood in her stools and vomiting blood, hematochezia; I've seen...

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Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM
No,there is no term strangulation of aorta but there is rupture of aorta and this is...

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In 2012 the doctors found a huge part of my aorta was blocked and only giving me 25% of the blood going down to my legs, so they did an operation...

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hi there i had corrective surgry of coarctation of the aorta at 6 days old with having slight murmor and a bicuspic valve. I have been suffering...

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A cat scan for the lungs revealed atherosclerosis of the great vessels , aorta and coronary arteries. Aorta and pulmonary arteries are normal in...

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Hi Dr. XXXXXXX I've got a question for you regarding a bright area on an MRI . I'm curious if this is a blood vessel or an artifact. One...

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My wife's scan of her heart shows a dilated aorta the right side is normal at 2CM but the left is distended to 4.3CM Currently the earliest we can...

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