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What is the main function of abdominal aorta?

What is the main function of abdominal aorta?

It is a continuation of the thoracic aorta. It begins at the diaphragm, and runs down to the point where it ends (by splitting in two to form the common iliac arteries). The abdominal aorta supplies oxygenated blood to all of the abdominal and pelvic organs and the legs.

What is the most common symptom in a client with abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Pain is the most common symptom of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The pain associated with an abdominal aortic aneurysm may be located in the abdomen, chest, lower back, or groin area. The pain may be severe or dull. Sudden, severe pain in the back or abdomen may mean the aneurysm is about to rupture.

How do you know if you have weak abdominal aorta?

sudden pain in your abdomen or back. pain spreading from your abdomen or back to your pelvis, legs, or buttocks. clammy or sweaty skin. increased heart rate.

Where does blood go from the abdominal aorta?

The end of the abdominal aorta branches into the iliac arteries, which supply blood to the legs and the organs in the pelvis.

Is the abdominal aorta behind the stomach?

The abdominal aorta begins at the level of the diaphragm, crossing it via the aortic hiatus, technically behind the diaphragm, at the vertebral level of T12. It travels down the posterior wall of the abdomen, anterior to the vertebral column.

Can you live a long life with an aortic aneurysm?

Yes, you can live with an aortic aneurysm, and there are many ways to prevent dissection (splitting of the blood vessel wall that causes blood to leak) or worse, a rupture (a burst aneurysm). Some aortic aneurysms are hereditary or congenital, such as bicuspid aortic valve, infection or inflammatory conditions.

Which side is the abdominal aorta on?

Relations. The abdominal aorta lies slightly to the left of the midline of the body.