Definition of Aorta:

The largest artery in the body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen.

Topics Related to Aorta

Aneurysm / Rupture

...the condition
“...An abdominal/aortic aneurysm is an enlargement of the lower part of the aorta that extends through the abdominal area...”

Ankylosing Spondylitis

...the condition
“...Inflammation can occur where the heart and aorta connect leading to possible enlargement of the aorta...”
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...related topic
“...When it leaves the right ventricle, it is venous blood; and when it leaves the left ventricle, through the aorta, it is fresh and oxygenated...”

Cardiopulmonary Bypass

...related topic
“A procedure used during heart surgery in which the flow of blood is moved away from the heart and the lungs with a pump and returned to the aorta.”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...the condition
“...Smoking is associated with atherosclerosis of the aorta, and death rates from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are higher in smokers: 59% of all aortic aneurysm is the result of smoking...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...the condition
“...A healthy vein or artery from another part of the body (usually a leg) is connected (sutured) at one end to the blocked coronary artery and at the other end to the aorta or the internal mammary artery...”

Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulfate a treatment
“...In general, it is one the major building blocks of cartilage, bone and aorta tissues.  Glucosamine promotes the production of proteoglycans; Chondroitin Sulfate is the nutrient that blocks the enzymes that destroy cartilage...”
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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“...polycystic renal disease, collagen disease of the kidney, obstructive uropathy) or pheochromocytoma, Cushing's syndrome, primary aldosteronism, hyperthyroidism, myxedema, coarctation of the aorta, or renovascular disease...”

Marfan's Syndrome

...the condition
“...In addition, the main artery in the body, the aorta, can become dangerously weakened and rupture...”

Mesenteric Ischemia

...the condition
“...In cases of chronic disease surgery to remove the blockage and reconnect the arteries to the aorta, or bypass surgery is usually the treatment of choice...”

Neurologic Testing, Conventional a treatment
“...(In conventional arteriography, a catheter is threaded from the femoral artery in the groin backward up the aorta into a carotid or vertebral artery in the neck, and then dye is injected up the catheter...”

STD Syphilis

...the condition
“...The result can be widespread damage to the heart, brain, eyes, nervous system, bones, and joints, as well as mental illness, blindness, severe damage to the heart and aorta, and death...”

Thoracic Duct

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“...It starts in the little collecting bladder in the abdomen (the cisterna chyli), moves up the center of the body in front of the spinal chord, alongside the esophagus and aorta to the neck, where it drains into the left subclavian vein...”
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