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Aortic Disease

Beaumont is the leader in treating patients with aortic disease with minimally invasive treatment options. Beaumont's heart team takes a collaborative approach to determine the patient's cause of heart disease and the best aortic disease treatment option. With the combined work of the cardiovascular and vascular surgeons, the team determines the cause of aortic diseases such as aortic aneurysm, thoracic aneurysm or aortic dissection and consults with patient's physician on a treatment plan.

What is Aortic Disease?

Aortic disease is one of the most common form of cardiovascular disease. Disorders of the aorta-the main artery that supplies blood from the heart-can be extremely life threatening. Aneurysms, tears in the inner lining, and ulcers are types of aortic disease that require treatment.

Risk Factors associated with Aortic Disease

  • age
  • male
  • family history
  • genetic factors
  • hyperlipidemia
  • hypertension
  • smoking
  • diabetes

Diagnosis of Aortic Disease

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for aortic disease include the following: CT Scans, MRI, ultrasound or arteriogram. The size of a patient's aortic aneurysm will dictate the treatment plan. If the aorta is smaller in size, a "wait and see" approach with regular tests will be recommended. However, if the aorta is larger in size, surgery is recommended. Whenever possible, Beaumont will do the least invasive approach.

For more information, call the Beaumont Aortic Center at 888-683-7678.

Aortic Disease Treatment Options

Beaumont specializes in providing our patients innovative treatment utilizing the most minimally invasive heart disease treatment options .

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