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Dissecting Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Item ID: exh4571b   Source ID: 2

Description: Graphically depicts a dissecting thoracic aortic aneurysm from an anterior (front) view. The heart is shown with the dissecting aneurysm in the ascending aorta, the blood visibly forcing its way between the arterial walls causing hemorrhage in the pericardial sac, the membrane surrounding the heart. Progression of this condition is called cardiac tamponade, and can... More

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Graphically depicts a dissecting thoracic aortic aneurysm from an anterior (front) view. The heart is shown with the dissecting aneurysm in the ascending aorta, the blood visibly forcing its way between the arterial walls causing hemorrhage in the pericardial sac, the membrane surrounding the heart. Progression of this condition is called cardiac tamponade, and can severely impact the heart's ability to function.

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