Treating an Aortic Aneurysm
When you’re treated for an aortic aneurysm at Providence, your cardiac care team provides expert treatment to improve your health, lower your risk of future complications and get you feeling better. We work with you to create a personalized care plan that includes everything from diagnosis and monitoring to the post-care support you need to feel your best. The result is compassionate, whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit.
Why Choose Us for Aortic Aneurysm Care?
At Providence, we see the life in you. We are committed to making a positive difference in every life we touch.
More About Aortic Aneurysms
An aortic aneurysm is a bulge that occurs in the aorta, which carries blood from the heart to the body. If an aortic aneurysm gets large enough, it can burst or tear the artery wall, both of which can be life-threatening.
Testing and Diagnostics
Your heart care team uses many different methods to find out which therapies work best for you. They look at your symptoms, other medical conditions and overall health. They use the most advanced diagnostics to evaluate your condition. Depending on your case, this may include one or more of the following:
- Abdominal CT scan
- Abdominal MRI
- Abdominal vascular ultrasonography, arterial and venous
- Blood test
- Carotid ultrasonography
- Chest X-ray
- CT angiography, coronary CT angiography
- CT imaging
- Diagnostic heart catheterization
- Doppler ultrasound
- Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
- MRI (cardiac)
- Peripheral arterial testing
- Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
Personalized Treatment for Aortic Aneurysm
We know that no two patients are the same. This is why your care team works with you to design an individualized treatment plan based specifically on your heart condition and your personal needs. Every treatment plan includes lifestyle changes to support your recovery and long-term heart health.
Your care plan may include one or more of the following therapies:
- Aortic root surgery
- Aortic valve repair/replacement
- Endovascular surgery
- Open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Prescription medications
- Stent grafting
- Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)
Find Heart Care Close to You
When a crushing headache sent Charles Demachy to a Providence emergency room, a medical team trained for neurological emergencies such as aneurysms and strokes sprang into action. Their quick teamwork and expert treatment saved his life.
The family of our patient Elliot Naftzger was forced to drive three hours for routine heart monitoring. Her care team eased the family’s burden by helping place a portable echo machine in a clinic closer to home.
Meet the Team
At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.