As the human heart pumps in deoxygenated blood to the lungs and pumps out oxygenated blood to all other parts of the body, it is performing the most essential activity in the human body. But once the pumping in and out of the blood is done, how does it travel to the other parts of the body? The oxygen rich blood travels to the different parts of the body from the heart, through the largest blood vessel in the human body – the aorta. The aorta begins at the top of the left ventricle of the heart.
Since the aorta carries the blood to the different part of the body, it is important that the artery as well as the aortic valve are in good condition. Sometimes though, it is possible that there is a bulge in the aorta due to weakening. This is known as aortic aneurysm. The bulge or aneurysm, may not be harmful in itself, but it exerts a lot of pressure on the aorta. If the aneurysm bursts, the blood being carried by the aorta may fill up all the other organs of the body resulting in a fatality.
There are no prominent aortic aneurysm symptoms, but some of the symptoms that may be because of this are
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