An aortic aneurysm is a dangerous condition associated with an enlarged aorta, according to WebMD. The aneurysm develops when a weakened section of the aorta, which carries blood from the heart to the body, bulges outwar... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Aortic valve disorder is a condition in which the valve between the heart and the aorta, the primary artery in the body, does not work properly, according to Mayo Clinic. The condition includes several different types of... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A small heart or aortic aneurysm, which is a bulge that develops on the wall of the aorta, can be treated with medications like beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers for underlying causes of the problem that can inc... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health