Treating Aortic Disease
When you’re a patient at Providence, we help you feel better today and reduce your risk of more serious disease tomorrow. We work with you to create a personalized plan to treat your aortic disease. This plan includes everything from diagnosis and treatment 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 Disease Care?
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More About Aortic Disease
Aortic disease happens when the valve between the aorta (the main artery that carries blood to the body from the heart) and the lower left heart chamber stops working properly. It may be present at birth (congenital), or it may develop over time because of health conditions such as high blood pressure. The expert cardiac teams at Providence use the most effective therapies to treat patients with every type of aortic disease, including:
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 also 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)
- Nuclear stress test/myocardial perfusion imaging
- Peripheral arterial testing
- Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
Personalized Treatment for Aortic Disease
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:
- Open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
- Prescription medications
- Stent grafting
- Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)
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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.