The aorta is the body's most important artery, the main pathway that oxygenated blood travels from the heart to the rest of the body. Because of the aorta's key role in the circulatory system, aortic problems can have serious—sometimes fatal—consequences.
Aortic repair surgery may be needed to treat several conditions that can interfere with the aorta's functioning, including aortic aneurysm, aortic stenosis, aortic arch disease and aortic dissection.
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