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  • a  of or relating to the aorta

  • He suffered what is known as an aortic dissection, an uncommon condition in which the major artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body basically tears itself .
  • Bypassing the aortic arch and the arteries leading to the arms and head, they stitched the tube from the far end of the pump into the descending aorta.
  • TED BESSELL, 57, actor; of an aortic aneurysm; in Los Angeles.
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  • Amy Yasbeck in ktla 5
    It inspires me even more to find, with these brilliant medical minds, a path to diagnose aortic diseases,Yasbeck said.
  • Fred Hoiberg in
    They start getting worried about the aortic root when it gets to about 42 millimeters for a guy my size,Hoiberg said to the paper. "It was 47 in January. When they measured it after the season it was 56. That rapid progression, it was...
  • Nicola Sturgeon in Galloway Today
    Announcing the plan, Ms Sturgeon said: "Abdominal aortic aneurysms are a hidden killer which mainly affect older men, most of whom will be unaware that they have the condition. Sadly, the first sign of a problem for many men will be when the...

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