Heart Disease Community
Heart disease
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Heart disease

What is different between dilated ascent aorta and hypertenion.  Is it related each other?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193
A dilated ascending aorta is a section of the aorta vessel that extends from aorta root to the arch aorta.  It is the beginning of a main vessel that carries blood to be distributed to the body.  If the ascending aorta is greater than 4.0 cm it is considered an aneursym, and if it grows quickly about .05 cm per year it could be problematic and require treatment.  If the aorta grows to 5.0 cm, it also may require intervention.

Hypertension refers to blood pressure and it relates to the amount of resistence the heart pumps against when pumping blood into circulation.  The more resistance usually from narrowing of the vessel due to occlusions, the higher the blood pressure to pass blood through the vessel.

The connection with dilated aorta and hypertension is that the dilated aorta's condition can have a harmful effect on the dilated aneursym because the vessel wall be thinner than normal and a "pounding" of blood against the wall can cause damage.

Hope this helps, and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond.  Thank you,

Ken
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
8272050_tn?1397832020
Blank
sarveshyadav commented on  Things Killing Your ...
5 hrs ago
996946_tn?1385991151
Blank
LindaTX uploaded a new photo
Apr 20
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
gymdandee commented on  Things Killing Your ...
Apr 20
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
212161_tn?1391090750
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
329165_tn?1385201516
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia