A drastic complex atheromatous aorta A case report

Submitted: November 25, 2015
Accepted: November 25, 2015
Published: November 25, 2015
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Aortic atherosclerosis is the most common disease of the aorta. More than 50% of the plaques thicker than 4 mm are located along the descending aorta. The complex morphology of the plaque, such as ulceration or the presence of thrombi, is associated with increased embolic risk. The increasing use of transesophageal echocardiogram has enhanced the recognition of aortic atheromas. We describe a case of a male patient with complex atherosclerotic disease involving the coronary vessels and descending aortic tract with some embolic complications.

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Bonadei, Ivano, Enrico Vizzardi, Antonio D’Aloia, Edoardo Sciatti, Edoardo Cervi, Stefano Bonardelli, Marco Metra, and Stefano Maria Giulini. 2015. “A Drastic Complex Atheromatous Aorta A Case Report”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 80 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2013.92.