Applied Anatomy of the Aorta

  • Jagan Devarajan
  • Balachundhar Subramaniam


A clear understanding of the functional anatomy of the aorta allows the anesthesiologist to provide optimal perioperative care to patients who undergo surgical procedures involving the aorta. This chapter describes the anatomy of the aorta with relevance to preoperative preparation, intraoperative surgical, anesthetic, and hemodynamic management, and maintenance of organ perfusion in the perioperative period.


Aortic Arch Thoracic Aorta Subclavian Artery Left Subclavian Artery Aortic Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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