Dilation of aorta can lead to mechanical compression of the esophagus leading to dysphagia. This condition is known as dysphagia aortica. The risk factors of dysphagia aortica are: - Hypertension - Women with short stature - Kyphosis - Thoracic aortic aneurysm The management of dysphagia aortica is conservative as well as surgical. If cardiovascular disorder is causing dysphagia, it is imperative to alleviate underlying cardiovascular disease. Reference: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1873959811001013 Image via: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4268299/#:~:text=Dysphagia%20aortica%20is%20a%20difficulty,stature%2C%20hypertension%2C%20and%20kyphosis.