The aorta is very important because it carries oxygenated blood from the heart to the body. The most common problem is aortic aneurysm. Damage may occur genetically; from blunt force (like a car accident); or as the body ages. Symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm are often elusive because most adults do not experience any obvious symptoms. In fact, many diagnoses are often discovered during ultrasound testing or CAT scans for unrelated conditions.
Our St. Vincent aortic specialists are highly trained in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of all aortic conditions. Many are leading medical research studies which also benefit the patient from a knowledge base and access to the latest medications and surgical techniques.
Managing aortic conditions depends on the severity:
St. Vincent Medical Group vascular and aortic specialists have pioneered advanced aortic artery care with many firsts in 20 years and the innovation continues.