[ UK /e‍ɪˈɔːtɪk/ ]
[ US /eɪˈɔɹtɪk/ ]
  1. of or relating to the aorta
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How To Use aortic In A Sentence

  • Background - Few data are available that address the impact of athletic training on aortic root size.
  • Most aortic aneurysms occur in the abdominal aorta, the main cause being arteriosclerosis.
  • Patients with signs of aortic stenosis on physical examination should undergo testing, including chest x-ray, electrocardiograph and echocardiograph.
  • During systole, the rise from left ventricular end-diastole pressure to end-aortic diastolic pressure is decreased; thus the aortic valve opens earlier and stays open longer.
  • Our analysis showed serious deficiencies in the case for screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm as it currently stands.
  • In Europe right now, they have two--four devices--actually, two were approved this week--for intervening on the aortic valve, minimally invasively, basically going through an artery in the leg and threading the replacement valve up through a catheter, into the heart. Class War Stories
  • Originating at the level of the sixth cervical vertebra, posterior to the cricoid cartilage, the esophagus passes through the thorax slightly to the right and behind the aortic arch and the left main stem bronchus.
  • When this clot dislodges (now called a thrombus) and moves through the arteries, it plugs blood flow across both openings to arteries at a place called the aortic bifurcation (the clot looks like a saddle). SFGate: Top News Stories
  • This patient, a 10 year old boy, had subaortic obstruction and had outgrown his original prosthetic aortic valve.
  • Nearly 10% of people older than 65 suffer from an ailment called aortic stenosis, narrowing of the valve that releases a big surge of blood into the heart's major artery, the aorta. New heart valve holds promise and stroke risk
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