The ascending aorta is a part of the aorta (a
main artery) that carries blood away
from the heart.
at the upper part of the
base of the left
ventricle (of the heart), passes
upward, forward, and to the right - in the direction of the heart’s
axis. The ascending aorta is enclosed
within the pericardium in a tube of the serous pericardium,
common to it and the pulmonary
artery and is about 5
cm. in length.
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