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Diseases of the Aorta 

Diseases of the Aorta
Diseases of the Aorta

Patrizio Lancellotti

and Bernard Cosyns

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date: 23 September 2020

This chapter considers evaluation of the aorta as a routine part of the standard echocardiographic examination. It looks as TTE as an excellent modality for imaging the aortic root, and in the serial measurement of maximum aortic root diameters, aortic regurgitation evaluation, and timing of elective surgery for several entities. In some patients, the right parasternal long-axis view can provide supplementary information of the ascending aorta. Of major importance for evaluation of the thoracic aorta is the suprasternal view. Although the entire thoracic descending aorta is not well imaged by TTE, the abdominal descending aorta is relatively easily visualized. TEE is safe and can be performed at the bedside. It provides a good visualization of the entire thoracic aorta, with the exception of the distal part of the ascending aorta.

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