Ascending aorta

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Structures of the Heart

The ascending aorta is a part of the aorta (a main artery) that carries blood away from the heart.

The ascending aorta begins 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. It 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.

To view a diagram showing the position of major veins and arteries, see Systemic Circulation.

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