Diseases of the Aorta
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Abnormalities of the aorta are details in this chapter, which contains aortic root fistula, ruptured sinus of Valsalva, and variants of aortic dissection.
The aorta begins at the AV and ends at the bifurcation in abdomen. It can be divided into the aortic root, ascending aorta, aortic arch, descending thoracic aorta, and abdominal aorta. In an aortic dissection patient, a CT angiography must be arranged to collaborate with the TEE assessment to confirm the range of the dissection.