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Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise,
Figure 1 and Figure 2 show the normal smooth appearance of the
large blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from the heart.
Figure 3 shows a
narrowed and abnormal aorta from the buildup of calcium and fat (cholesterol)
in the inner lining of the artery, often called "hardening of the arteries"
June 13, 2012
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & George Philippides, MD - Cardiology
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