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Ragland was expected to be a first-round pick last year but was diagnosed with an enlarged aorta during the pre-draft process.
Alan, of course, would be Alan Thicke, Robin's father, who died suddenly in December at 69 from a ruptured aorta after collapsing on an ice rink.
This one in particular weighs nearly 400 pounds and measures approximately six-and-a-half feet in height when its aorta and other greater vessels are taken into account.
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.
Abdominal bleeding can also be stopped with the device, if it is pushed higher into the 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.
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