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Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise,
Figure 1 and Figure 2 show MRAs of the normal smooth appearance of the
large blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from the heart.
Figure 3 shows an
MRA of 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, ElectrophysiologyAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerGeorge Philippides, MD - CardiologyMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & George Philippides, MD - Cardiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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