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What is aortic disease?

Aortic disease is caused by plaque build up. The aorta can either become enlarged or more narrow and affect distal circulation.

The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body. It is located on the left side of the heart and carries oxygen-rich blood to the body. The most common aortic diseases are aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections, which affect the walls of this vessel.

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