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The aorta is a large blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood
from the heart to the rest of the body. It leaves the heart, arches upward,
then travels down through the chest and into the abdomen.
The aorta has two main portions:
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & David C. Stuesse, MD - Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
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