Your aorta is a large artery that carries the blood from your heart to the rest of your body. When part of the wall of the aorta weakens and bulges outward, it has developed an aortic aneurysm.
Aortic aneurysms increase your risk for aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition in which the aorta bursts, causing heavy internal bleeding. If you have a large aortic aneurysm, early treatment is vital.
You may be at a higher risk for an aortic aneurysm if you are a man over age 65 who has a family history of the condition or who has smoked for many years. If you are at high risk, your physician may recommend a screening for aortic aneurysm. A simple computed tomography (CT) scan can identify the condition early.
Aortic aneurysms grow slowly. You may not experience any symptoms of an aneurysm. Pain in your back or chest may mean that the aneurysm is close to rupturing, causing aortic dissection.
At the University of Miami Health System, experienced vascular surgeons offer minimally invasive repairs of aortic aneurysms using the latest technology. Early treatment and repair could potentially save your life.
Why Choose UHealth?
Advanced, hard-to-find procedures. Our doctors are committed to caring for every patient. That’s why they offer the latest treatments, including limb salvage, endovascular grafting and thoracic outlet decompression, to improve your blood flow.
All the care you need, from one physician. Our vascular surgeons perform a wide range of procedures so you can have the same physician for any vascular care you need as your condition changes. Whether you need a stent replaced or a vein grafted, you can always turn to the doctor you trust.
Experienced doctors, reliable results. UHealth vascular surgeons perform hundreds of stent placements, angiograms and aneurysm repairs every year. You can rely on their experience to help you avoid complications and have a positive outcome.