Heart disease is a serious condition that requires lots of care. Especially if the disease manifests itself in a related condition like a stroke, other people may have to step in to take care of the individual. Parental caregiving can go two ways – either the parent takes care of their child, or the child must take care of the parent. Both of these are common scenarios, especially for serious conditions like heart disease.
The thoracic aorta is the biggest artery of the body. It lives within the chest doing its job of delivering blood flow from the heart to all the other arteries of the body. The aorta is located just under the sternum, initially above the heart as it aims headward, then turning left and downward towards the abdomen, pelvis, and…