Aneurysm of the ascending aorta

Evangelista, Artur
June 2010
Heart;Jun2010, Vol. 96 Issue 12, p979
Academic Journal
The article focuses on ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm (ATAA). This condition refers to a dilatation of the ascending aorta that produces a cross sectional diameter that is more than 1.5 times its normal value. Different imaging techniques including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), echocardiography and computed tomography (CT) has determined normal values for ascending aorta. The differences between TAA and abdominal aneurysms are mentioned.


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