All About the Aorta (Video)

A whiteboard anatomy lesson

The aorta is a huge blood vessel that’s as thick as the drainpipe under your kitchen sink. And it’s a key player in taking blood to your vital organs and various parts of your body. The aorta is divided up into sections, and location is everything when it comes to treating aortic aneurysms.

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In this whiteboard session, Cleveland Clinic’s Eric E. Roselli, MD, surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, walks us through the anatomy of the largest blood vessel in the body.

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