Linemen's rapid weight gain can lead to hardening of heart, arteries, but problems may be offset with increased aerobic training
Learn about the aorta, the largest artery in the body that carries oxygen rich blood from the heart to all major organs and limbs.
About the Aorta
The portion of the aorta in the chest is called the thoracic aorta. It begins at the level of the heart and extends upwards in the anterior chest (aortic root and ascending thoracic aorta), next passes from front to back under the neck (aortic arch), and then descends in the posterior chest adjacent to the spine (descending thoracic aorta). Finally, the aorta continues through the abdomen (abdominal aorta), where at last it splits into two smaller branches (common iliac arteries) that supply the circulation to the lower extremities.
- Jul | 11 | 2019
Whether you're meal-prepping or cooking for a crowd, try out this recipe featuring a healthy combination that does not skip out on flavor.
- Patient Story
- Jun | 28 | 2019
On Dec. 20, 2018, Greenfield, Massachusetts resident and tattoo artist Ben Reigle woke up at 3:50 am and was unable to move the right side of his body.
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- Jun | 25 | 2019
A biological pathway previously found to contribute to the impact of stress on the risk of cardiovascular disease also may underlie the increased incidence of such disease experienced by individuals with lower socioeconomic status.
- May | 16 | 2019
Researchers recommend exercise training, alone or in combination with CBT, for patients with heart failure who are experiencing depressive symptoms.
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- Mar | 6 | 2019
A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found that activity of an important signaling pathway increases with aging and with heart failure and that inhibiting that pathway can improve cardiac function in mouse models.