• At about one inch in diameter and traveling almost the entire length of the trunk, the aorta is the largest artery in the human body. (innerbody.com)
  • According to a study in older adults, memory performance as we age may be associated with the flexibility of the largest artery in our body: the aorta. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • A tortuous aorta happens when the largest artery in the body twists in an unnatural and potentially dangerous way, according to InnovateUs. (reference.com)
  • The aorta (generally pronounced eɪˈɔːtə or "ay-orta") is the largest artery in the human body , originating from the left ventricle of the heart and bringing oxygenated blood to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation . (wikidoc.org)
  • As part of the aorta , it is a direct continuation of descending aorta (of the thorax). (bionity.com)
  • In this system, the aorta starts as the ascending aorta then travels superiorly from the heart and then makes a hairpin turn known as the aortic arch . (wikipedia.org)
  • Following the aortic arch, the aorta then travels inferiorly as the descending aorta. (wikipedia.org)
  • : 191,204 The transition from ascending aorta to aortic arch is at the pericardial reflection on the aorta. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this video, the authors demonstrate a two-stage hybrid treatment for DeBakey type I aortic dissection, consisting of an ascending aorta and arch replacement with elephant trunk technique and endovascular treatment of the descending aorta. (ctsnet.org)
  • The aortic arch ends and the descending aorta begins at the level of the intervertebral disc between the fourth and fifth thoracic vertebrae. (wikipedia.org)
  • Type B: Intimal tear not involving the ascending aorta (in the descending aorta distal to the left subclavian artery and limited to the descending aorta). (edu.au)
  • The ascending aorta begins at the opening of the aortic valve in the left ventricle of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • At the root of the ascending aorta, the lumen has three small pockets between the cusps of the aortic valve and the wall of the aorta, which are called the aortic sinuses or the sinuses of Valsalva. (wikipedia.org)
  • The authors demonstrate how to use one homograft root in reoperative infected aortic root/hemiarch reconstruction with the use of a handmade bovine pericardial aortic tube to replace the ascending aorta and unite the divided homograft. (ctsnet.org)
  • Type A: Intimal tear in the ascending aorta that involves the ascending aorta only. (edu.au)
  • The aorta distributes oxygenated blood to all parts of the body through the systemic circulation . (wikipedia.org)
  • When the left ventricle contracts to force blood into the aorta, the aorta expands. (wikidoc.org)
  • This stretching gives the potential energy that will help maintain blood pressure during diastole , as during this time the aorta contracts passively. (wikidoc.org)
  • In more severe cases, where severe coarctations, babies may develop serious problems soon after birth because not enough blood can get through the aorta to the rest of their body. (wikipedia.org)
  • These diseases affect the media of the aorta and predispose it to dissection. (google.com)
  • Thus, the aorta provides oxygenated blood flow to all of the tissues of the body. (innerbody.com)
  • Patients with a tortuous aorta often has high blood pressure, notes InnovateUs. (reference.com)
  • I have controlled high blood pressure,and enlarged aorta. (medhelp.org)
  • In one procedure, the surgeon resects the twisted part of the aorta and sutures the healthy ends together. (reference.com)