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An ectatic abdominal aorta is a dilation or mild bulging of its abdominal segment, explains Cedars-Sinai. The aorta is the largest artery in the human body and extends from the heart, carrying oxygen-rich blood. The aort...

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The aorta is the biggest artery in the body, and it carries and distributes oxygen-rich blood to other arteries, says Regina Bailey on About Biology. It arises from the heart’s left ventricle, forms an arch and branches ...

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The aorta arises from the left ventricle. This blood vessel is the largest artery in the body. The aorta gives rise to other arteries, such as the carotid, coronary and subclavian branches.

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

A tortuous aorta is an aorta with a twisted or distorted shape. A tortuous aorta may increase the risk for a variety of conditions or complications, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

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Enlargement of the ascending aorta indicates a weakening of the aortic wall, according to Cedars-Sinai. Often, an enlarged ascending aorta is diagnosed as an aneurysm.

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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.

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Calcification of the abdominal aorta is caused by the presence and subsequent calcification of atheromatous plaques in the aorta, which form by accumulation of fatty deposits in the blood vessels. The calcification is no...

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