GlossaryAneurysm: 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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