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The symptoms of an enlarged aorta include back pain, chest pain, swallowing difficulty, hoarseness, swelling, coughing, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness and rapid pulse. An enlarged aorta leads to the formation o... More »

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An enlarged aorta is enlargement or bulging in the wall of the aorta, which is the largest blood vessel of the body that extends from the heart. This medical condition is also referred to as an aortic aneurysm, according... More »

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The exact cause of an enlarged abdominal aorta, also known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, is unknown but the condition is linked to infection, tobacco use and hardening of the arteries, according to Mayo Clinic. The en... More »

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