The aorta originates from the left ventricle of the heart and takes oxygenated blood away from the heart to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation. It i…s the largest artery in the human body. (MORE)
The aorta branches into several different arteries which carryoxygenated blood from the heart to different parts of the body. Theaorta is the artery that carries oxygenated bl…ood from the leftventricle. .
Because the aorta can stretch (expand), the pressure of theblood leaving the heart is more slowly and regularly transferred tothe arteries. A pulse is still detectable in distant vessels, butthe pressure is constant rather than intermittent. .
All the arteries in the blood (except the pulmonary vein) can betraced back to a starting point somewhere along the aorta. (MORE)
The aorta is part of the circulatory system. It is the largest artery in the body and leads from the heart down through the abdomen and splits into smaller blood vessels that …feed the lower half of the body (such as the femoral arteries). (MORE)
"Separating aorta" might refer to an aortic dissection. An aortic dissection is a life-threatening aortic condition in which the inner layer of the aorta is torn. This causes …blood to collect in the space between the two layers. This blocks blood flow, causes the tear to enlarge and weakens the outer wall of the aorta, which can lead to this wall rupturing. Medical attention at a center specializing in aortic disease should be sought immediately for suspected aortic dissection. (MORE)
An unfolded aorta is a radiological finding which is commonly seen in older people..
The chest radiograph shows slight lengthening of the thoracic aorta resulting in some tor…tuosity..
It is not significant, but should not be confused with other sinister causes of mediastinal widening. (MORE)
The aorta is the large blood vessel that comes out of your heart and contains the blood that has been oxygenated in your lungs and is ready to go to the rest of your body. It …is one big tube with smaller arteries coming off of it until it needs to split in two to reach the legs, at which point it becomes the two femoral arteries. The aorta is shaped a bit like a question mark. Get out a piece of paper and a pencil, and start by drawing a short (a couple of inches) vertical line in the middle of the page. Now from the top of that line, continue it in an arch curving up and to the right, then back toward the middle of the page, then down, like a question mark. The line that goes up at the beginning is the ascending aorta, the middle more horizontal part is the arch, and when it turns and comes back down, it is the descending aorta. (MORE)
The aorta has six parts but is a continuous vessel..
The aortic root emerges from the left ventricle of the heart and is made up of the aortic valve. The coronary arteries em…erge from this part..
The ascending aorta is the next segment, between the aortic root and aortic arch. It moves up, away from the heart, towards the head..
The aortic arch is where the aorta curves back down towards the abdomen. Arteries emerge from this part to carry blood to the brain and upper extremities..
The descending aorta is the next segment and has two parts:.
The thoracic aorta is above the diaphragm and the abdominal aorta is below.. (MORE)
A dilated aorta is an aorta that is wider than normal. This is indicative of an aortic aneurysm, or a bulging of the aorta due to a weakening in the walls of the aorta. Aor…tic aneurysms are dangerous because they can cause the walls of the aorta to tear--aortic dissection--or rupture completely, leading to severe internal bleeding. Aortic aneurysms are repaired with surgery, but can sometimes be monitored to avoid or delay surgery. Because of the life-threatening risks associated with aortic aneurysm, medical consultation should be sought. (MORE)
The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body, and is responsible for distribution to smaller vessels within the body. A torn aorta many times, is a very severe medical co…ndition in which the aorta becomes severed, hence causing major internal bleeding, and if not quickly corrected, ultimately death. (MORE)
An aortic thrombus is a blood clot in the aorta. This would be a bad situation because a clot that breaks free in the aorta can cause tissue death in any organ of the body. Th…is can result in anything from a stroke, heart attack, or kidney failure. (MORE)
The aorta is divided into two general parts, the thoracic aorta (found above the diaphragm in the chest) and the abdominal aorta (below the diaphragm before the aortic bifurca…tion). This division is totally arbitrary, because there is no functional difference between the thoracic and abdominal portions of the aorta. The thoracic aorta is further divided into the aortic root, the ascending thoracic aorta, the aortic arch, and the descending thoracic aorta. These divisions are a bit more important when speaking of disease. For instance, an aortic dissection occurring at the aortic root or ascending aorta/arch is an immediate surgical disease, whereas a dissection involving the descending aorta (distal to the left subclavian artery) is generally treated medically. (MORE)
It's the main blood vessel supplying the body, exiting the heart, splitting into descending branch and ascending branch. An anatomy book/website will show exactly how/ wher…e it is located and runs to. (MORE)