Our heart and vascular experts have the diagnostic tools to catch aortic disease early. And we're skilled at the advanced treatments for aortic disease, keeping your heart in good hands.
What Is Aortic Disease?
Aortic disease is a serious cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) disease. It occurs when your aorta becomes weak or injured and a balloon-like bulge called an aneurysm"forms.
Your aorta is the main artery that carries blood from your heart to all the organs in your body. If an aortic aneurysm grows, it can tear or burst, which may threaten your life.
Most often, aortic aneurysms form in the section of the aortic artery that runs through your abdomen. This type is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
You can also have an aneurysm in the aortic artery that runs through your chest, which is called a thoracic aortic aneurysm.
Our heart and vascular experts have the diagnostic tools to catch aortic disease early. We also have advanced treatments for aortic disease — many of which are minimally invasive.