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the large trunk artery that carries oxygenated blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries that reach all parts of the body
  • Years later, in medical school, David had remembered her symptoms and read late into the night to make his own diagnosis: a narrowing of the aorta, or maybe an abnormality of the heart valve.
    p. 107.4

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