Descending aorta

Known as: Aorta descendens, Aorta descending, Aorta, Descending 
The portion of the aorta following the aortic arch passing into the chest and abdomen creating the thoracic and abdominal segments.
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Aortic smooth muscle cells (SMCs) have been proposed to derive from lateral plate mesoderm. It has further been suggested that… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
OBJECTIVES To determine whether human aorta lengthens with aging and to evaluate the impact of the hypothesized aortic elongation… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
OBJECTIVES We sought to demonstrate the long-term natural course of descending aorta dilation after acute aortic dissection (AD… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
OBJECTIVES The residual aorta's behavior after repair of acute type A dissection is incompletely understood. We analyzed… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Pressure wave reflection in the upper limb causes amplification of the arterial pulse so that radial systolic and pulse pressures… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
A BSTRACT Background The standard treatment for acute aortic dissection is either surgical or medical therapy, depending on the… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Four-dimensional magnetic resonance MR velocity mapping was developed to study normal flow patterns in the thoracic aorta using… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
To guide the choice of medical versus surgical therapy for patients with descending (type B) aortic dissection (tear in the… (More)
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
Clinically, penetrating atheromatous ulceration of the aortic wall may be confused with either symptomatic thoracic aneurysm or… (More)
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Highly Cited
1985
Highly Cited
1985
The human aorta and its terminal branches were investigated in normal subjects during elective cardiac catheterization to… (More)
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