Related Conditions

Aortic aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm (say “a-OR-tik AN-yuh-rih-zum”) is a bulge in a section of the aorta, the body’s main artery. The aorta carries oxygen-rich...

Aortic dissection

Aortic dissection is a serious condition in which the inner layer of the aorta tears and allows blood to flow in between tissue layers of the...

Aortic intramural hematoma

Aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) is an atypical form of aortic dissection due to hemorrhage into the wall from the vasa vasorum without an intimal...

Aortic Occlusive Disease

Aortic Occlusive Disease is the narrowing or blockage of the main arteries in the pelvis, which supply blood to the legs. It is a type of...

Aortitis

Aortitis is inflammation of the aorta, the large blood vessel which transports blood from the heart to the body. The aortic root is the part of the...

Marfan syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue and causes the aorta (the main blood vessel that carries...

Mycotic aneurysms

Mycotic aneurysms are aneurysms arising from infection of the arterial wall, usually bacterial. It is a complication of the haematogenous spread of...

Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers (PAU)

Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers (PAU) of the aorta is a penetrating ulcer, also called penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer, is a rare condition...