SOVEREIGN, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SOVEREIGN, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Three dimensional Computed Tomography (CT) scan (posterior view) of the blood vessels of the heart in a male patient aged 62, showing an aortic aneurysm (yellow, at left). The heart is at centre (orange). The aorta is the main artery (upper centre curving round) that transports blood from the heart to the body. Here, it has bulged in size (aneurysm) due to a weakening of the artery wall. The patient was diagnosed with arterial hypertension.
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