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
- family history
- genetic factors
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 .