Last Updated on Jul 19, 2017

Glossary

Aneurysm: Localized ballooning of the aorta or an artery, potentially causing pressure on adjacent structures and liability to rupture

Calcification: Abnormal deposits of calcium and magnesium salts in tissue

Regurgitation: Backward flow

Hypertension: Increase in blood pressure

Aortic Stenosis: Narrowing of the valve opening between the left ventricle and the aorta

Coarctation of the aorta: Congenital narrowing of a segment of the aorta that impedes blood flow to the lower part of the body

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