aortic arch

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the part of the aorta that arches and turns downward

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The subclavian artery was then bypassed with 6 mm ringed gortex graft from the arch of the aorta to the second portion of the left subclavian artery (Figure-2).
There was moderate atherosclerosis in the arch of the aorta, but this was not complicated by a penetrating ulcer, aneurysmal dilatation, or pseudoaneurysm formation.
GCA predominantly affects the cranial branches of arteries arising from the arch of the aorta, and often coexists with polymyalgia rheumatica (a generalized stiffness and aching of the muscles around the neck and shoulders), according to Dr.
Postcontrast scans taken at the level of the arch of the aorta and main pulmonary artery show focal loss of planes with the great vessels.
Getting more specific, the central circulatory system is extended to the arch of the aorta and descending aorta.