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Aortic Disease

  • Marie Gerhard-HermanEmail author
  • Aaron Aday
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Abstract

The aorta is the primary artery delivering blood to the whole body. It extends from the thorax to the abdomen and ends in the iliac arteries. The wall is composed of layers known as intima, media and adventitia. There are major consequences of end organ malperfusion, shock and death if aneurysm or dissection occurs in the aorta.

Keywords

Aorta Aneurysm Dissection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brigham and Women’s HospitalHarvard UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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