The Aorta

Peter C. Spittell

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

The Aorta

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The various conditions affecting the aorta, including atheroembolism, abdominal aortic aneurysm, dissection, penetrating ulcer, intramural hematoma, and rupture are reviewed in this chapter. Causes, clinical presentation, evaluation, natural history, and treatment of conditions affecting the aorta are covered as well.

Chapter.  3372 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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