Even though he underwent an aortic valve replacement in 2008, he insists he has no intention of retiring anytime soon.
Doctors there performed a 20-hour surgery in an attempt to repair his aortic dissection.
The hard work began after Walters had her aortic valve replaced with one from a cow.
Diseases of the aortic valves of the heart cause visible pulsations of the arteries, especially of those in the neck.
Low diastolic pressure is frequently pathognomonic of aortic insufficiency.
The common feature in the aortic changes and in the calcified muscular coat is the element of age.
aortic stenosis, the rarest of the valvular lesions, is practically always accompanied by high pressure picture.
The aortic valve has the same structure as the pulmonary, though the cusps are more massive.
aortic insufficiency also may be accompanied by a high systolic or by a normal systolic pressure.
In aortic insufficiency the situation is somewhat different.
1570s, from Medieval Latin aorta, from Greek aorte, term applied by Aristotle to the great artery of the heart, literally "what is hung up," from aeirein "to lift, heave, raise," of uncertain origin; related to the second element in meteor. Used earlier by Hippocrates of the bronchial tubes. Related: Aortal; aortic.
aorta a·or·ta (ā-ôr'tə)
n. pl. a·or·tas or a·or·tae (-tē)
The large artery that is the main trunk of the systemic arterial system, arising from the base of the left ventricle, ending at the left side of the body of the fourth lumbar vertebra, dividing to form the right and left common iliac arteries, and whose parts are the ascending aorta, the aortic arch, and the descending aorta.