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Ascending Aorta

Descriptions of Ascending Aorta

Ascending Aorta: the ascending part of the aorta as it emerges from the left ventricle
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Ascending Aorta

Ascending Aorta: The ascending aorta is one portion of the aorta, the largest artery and largest blood vessel of the body. The ascending aorta is the first section of the aorta into which freshly oxygenated blood flows from the heart. The function of the ascending aorta is to carry freshly oxygenated blood from the heart to such arteries as the aortic arch and to the right coronary artery and left coronary artery. The ascending aorta is located in the chest.

Conditions that afflict the ascending aorta include trauma, aortic aneurysm, coarctation of the aorta, atherosclerosis, congenital heart defects, and transposition of the great vessels.

Closely Related Organs: Ascending Aorta

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Ascending Aorta

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Ascending Aorta

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