Aorta disease - symptoms and how to test
Aortic disease is one of the most prevalent cardiovascular diseases. When the aorta, the body's main artery carrying blood away from the heart, becomes diseased, it can be fatal. Aortic diseases include aneurysms, ulcers, and rips in the inner lining. Men and people over 65 have a higher risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Aneurysms of the abdominal aorta occur more frequently in whites than in blacks. Magnetic fields and radio waves are used in a cardiac MRI to obtain high-resolution heart pictures. The size of the aorta and the degree of the aortic disease may be evaluated using this test.