If your loved one has heart disease, or has suffered from a stroke or heart attack, you will play an important role in taking care of them. As someone they love and trust, you can discuss important topics like lifestyle changes and continually encourage them to make those changes. Together you can exercise more, eat healthy, stop bad habits like smoking and keep an eye on each other’s health.
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…