Symptoms

Symptoms of Thoracic Aortic Disease

Diseases of the thoracic aorta develop slowly and typically, without any symptoms (asymptomatic), especially thoracic aortic aneurysms. However, if symptoms are present, they may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Back pain
  • Hoarseness
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Cough

The most common types of aortic aneurysms are thoracic and abdominal. In addition, the following can signal a more serious condition:

  • Sudden and severe chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Leg pain or numbness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness