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Ascending aorta

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from Latin: ascendere – to ascend
German: Aorta ascendens

1 Definition

The ascending aorta is the initial part of the aorta that extends cranially.

2 Anatomy

The ascending aorta arises with a widened root portion (aortic bulb) from the left ventricle. It connects the aortic arch in the cranial direction.

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