A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the upper part of the aorta the aorta is the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body a thoracic aortic aneurysm may also be called thoracic aneurysm and aortic dissection taad because an aneurysm can lead to a tear in the artery wall dissection that can cause life threatening bleeding. Overlooked disease thoracic aortic disease is a stealth condition it develops slowly and silently usually without any symptoms and it often flies under doctors radar in part because no single medical specialty lays claim to the aorta as it passes through the chest leaving it in a sort of medical limbo. Thoracic aortic diseases the aorta is the largest artery in the human body and is connected to the left ventricle of the heart it sends the blood pumped by the heart through many branches that carry blood to all of the organs of the body. Document covering acute and chronic aortic diseases of the thoracic and abdominal aorta of the adult in addition to coronary and peripheral artery diseases aortic diseases contribute to the wide spectrum of arterial diseases aortic aneurysms acute aortic syndromes aas including aortic . Thoracic aortic aneurysm conditions that people can be born with that can affect the aorta include a bicuspid aortic valve marfan syndrome and loeys dietz syndrome
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