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Intending to rob the guard, Silver walked up to the car and fired at the guard, penetrating the man’s aorta, spraying blood all over the gunman, prosecutors said.
But the post lost much of its prestige after Ambassador Richard Holbrooke -- the powerhouse diplomat who first held the job -- died in 2010 of a torn aorta.
The pelvic area is home to the iliac blood vessels, which include major arteries that branch off the aorta, the main route that carries oxygenated blood to all parts of the body.
If the iliac artery or aorta are damaged, blood loss would be rapid and significant.
In achieving Sunday’s feat, Thompson overcame a growing list of health problems, the latest of which is an aortic valve stenosis that’s obstructing blood flow from her heart into her aorta.
His son, T.J., was born in 2012 with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a complex congenital heart disease marked by an underdeveloped left ventricle and aorta that affects normal blood flow through the heart.
When the heart doesn’t empty completely with each beat and the blood that doesn’t move around clots…by chance with another beat, that blood clot could leave the heart and come out the aorta.
Before Alan Thicke's unexpected death following a ruptured aorta last December, Brennan and Robin were named co-trustees of his living trust, which was most recently updated in February 2016.
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Origin and Etymology of aorta
New Latin, from Greek aortē, from aeirein to lift
First Known Use: 1543See Words from the same year
AORTA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aorta for English Language Learners
: the large artery that brings blood from the heart to the rest of the body
AORTA Defined for Kids
Definition of aorta for Students
: the main artery that carries blood from the heart for distribution to all parts of the body
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