What is Takayasu's arteritis?

You've been feeling fatigued, lost a little weight, and had some muscle aches and pains, and your doctor can't determine what's wrong. What seem like symptoms of a common cold could actually be early signs of something called ...


Research guides FDA action on common medical device

The largest blood vessel in the body, the abdominal aorta, sends freshly oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. Each year, about 200,000 adults in the United States are diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), ...


Video: What is cardiogenic shock?

Cardiogenic shock is a condition where the heart is too weak to pump blood and oxygen to the brain and organs. Fatal if not treated immediately, the condition affects approximately 50,000 people in the U.S.

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The aorta (pronounced /eɪˈɔrtə/, from Greek, aeiro, to lift up) is the largest blood vessel in the body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and bringing oxygenated blood to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation.

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