After isolation, we measured the relaxation and contractile responses of the thoracic aorta
The case involved the person who was run over by a car and received multiple injuries, including those on the most vital parts of the body, double fracture of the collarbone, rib fractures, bruised lungs, liver contusion, multiple fractures of the pelvis, and breaking open a bone of the right foot and injury in thoracic aorta
A 3D T1-weighted sequence is used for acquisition, yielding good contrast between the thoracic aorta
and the veins and background tissues (Figure 1).
9) As recommended in the 2008 ACC/AHA adult congenital heart disease guidelines every adult patient with coarctation (repaired or not) should have at least one cardiovascular MRI or CT scan for complete evaluation of the thoracic aorta
and intracranial vessels.
A minimum of 20 and up to a total of 40 subjects with aneurysms involving the proximal descending thoracic aorta
that require treatment will be enrolled into the study.
Treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, complex aneurysms that span both the thoracic aorta
in the chest and the abdominal aorta, usually consists of open surgery, which carries up to a 20% risk of death because of the complexity of the operation.
He added: "Treatment of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms, complex aneurysms that span across both the thoracic aorta
in the chest and the abdominal aorta, usually consists of open surgery, which carries a significant risk of death because of the complexity of the operation.
We believe that transesophageal echocardiography is an extremely useful tool, and it is now used widely for the detection of aortic diseases (5) because the entire thoracic aorta
and left main coronary ostium can be viewed, and any aortic regurgitation can be easily seen.
During the TTE examination the remaining portions of the aorta were also visualized: the aortic arch and thoracic aorta
were of normal calibration, but the abdominal aorta was severely dilated and partially thrombosed (Video 2.
The aorta runs through your chest, where it is called the thoracic aorta
The participants' level of atherosclerosis was evaluated by measurement of vascular vessel calcification in the thoracic aorta
, a common marker of subclinical atherosclerosis (known as TAC), by computed tomography imaging.
A 'rule of thumb' is that, from the time the contrast injection into an antecubital vein begins, it takes 9 s to reach the heart, by 12 s it is through the lungs back to the heart, and by 15 s has reached the descending thoracic aorta