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A dilated aortic root is an aortic root that has expanded through an aneurysm, according to Mayo Clinic. The primary risk that a dilation presents is that the aorta can stretch the valve, weakening or even tearing the he... More »

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Aortic dilation, or enlargement, of the aorta is typically part of an aortic aneurysm, according to WebMD. If the dilation ruptures, severe bleeding and death result. More »

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A dilated aortic root is fairly common, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The incidences of this type of aneurysm are about 4.5 per 100,000 people. Patients tend to be between 30 and 50 year... More »

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A dilated aortic root is fairly common, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The incidences of this type of aneurysm are about 4.5 per 100,000 people. Patients tend to be between 30 and 50 year... More »

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Symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm are often silent, but when present, the person notices a pulsing near his navel and pain in the abdomen or on one side of the abdomen that is deep and continuous, says Mayo Clinic... More »

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In general, the normal size of an aortic root is 2.0-3.7 centimeters; however, the measurement should be corrected for a patient's body surface area, notes Echocardiographer.org. The aortic root is the portion of the aor... More »

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The University of Virginia School of Medicine reports that while some of the symptoms of an aortic aneurysm and an aortic dissection can be similar, there are also symptoms unique to each condition. The overall expressio... More »

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