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of or relating to the aorta

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Although it is difficult to imagine anyone seething with jealousy at his luck, as he says in his well spoken tones: `` One day I was alone in the house as my wife was out teaching and I felt a terrible pain in my back, I didn't know then that it was an aortic embolism.
An aortic embolism is when your blood vessel coming from the heart extends to such an extent that it interferes with the spine and all the nerves coming from it.
His emergency treatments at the hospitals have been punctuated by five years each time, his pacemaker was fitted last week, he broke his neck five years ago, had the aortic embolism 10 years ago and the heart attack brought on by the stress of his job 15 years ago, but throughout it all he has placed his trust in the medical stuff.