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Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise,
Figure 1 and Figure 2 show the normal smooth appearance of the
large blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from the heart.
Figure 3 shows a
narrowed and abnormal aorta from the buildup of calcium and fat (cholesterol)
in the inner lining of the artery, often called "hardening of the arteries"
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, ElectrophysiologySpecialist Medical ReviewerGeorge Philippides, MD - Cardiology
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & George Philippides, MD - Cardiology
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