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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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An enlarged aorta can be caused by aortic disease, which has many subtypes. Aortic disease comes in many forms including aortic arch aneurysms, aortic dissection and aortic valve disease. More »

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An enlarged aorta is referred to as an aortic aneurysm, and treatment for this condition varies, according to WebMD. Generally, an aortic aneurysm or bulge that is over 5.5 centimeters in diameter is treated surgically. ... More »

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A heart aneurysm is a blister-like swelling that forms on a weakened area of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body, according to WebMD. Smaller aneurysms are usually not considered dangerous; however, larger an... More »

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