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Aortic Disease Program

The Aortic Disease Program at University of Utah Health's Heart & Vascular Services has an expert clinical team committed to providing innovative care for patients of all ages with aortic disease.

Our multidisciplinary team includes specialty-trained and board-certified cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists, and critical care specialists in addition to nurses, physical and occupational therapists, genetic counselors, and research coordinators.

Our comprehensive approach to aortic disease provides leading-edge medical and surgical care for patients throughout the Mountain West.

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Providing State of the Art Care

Diseases We Treat

We provide comprehensive state of the art evaluation and treatment for the following:

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Why Choose U of U Health

Treating aortic diseases can be challenging, but living with aortic disease doesn't have to get in the way of your life. Doctors at University of Utah Health's Aortic Disease Program are specially trained to diagnose and manage aortic all types of aortic disease.

Our specialists provide high-quality, coordinated care. This means that the services you need are coordinated across different specialists and procedures—giving you the best care from the beginning to the end of your treatment.

Personalized Treatment for Aortic Disease

We know that many patients need personalized treatment options that meet their unique medical needs. We offer a range of treatment options for diseases affecting all areas of the aorta—from the aortic valve to the abdominal aorta. Our treatment options include:

Emergency Care & Transfer Services

We provide 24/7 transfer services and emergency care for patients suffering from acute aortic syndrome. These include the following: 

  • Symptomatic aortic aneurysms in any location
  • Aortic rupture
  • Acute aortic dissection and complications related to aortic dissection
  • Intramural aortic hematoma
  • Penetrating aortic ulcer
  • Traumatic aortic injury
  • Infections of the aorta or aortic prostheses
  • Acute aortic occlusion

Recent Research into Aortic Disease

Researchers in the Aortic Disease Program recently published results in the medical journal Circulation. This study looked at the genetic relationship in family members with in bicuspid aortic valve and thoracic aortic disease.

Schedule a Consultation

Need to see an aortic specialist? First thing to do is get a referral from your primary care doctor. Once you have referral and have made an appointment, you can prepare for your appointment by:

  • Letting your insurance know you have an appointment and reviewing your insurance coverage.
  • Having a copy of your medical history ready.

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Clinical Trials for Aortic Disease

TREO Clinical Study

The purpose of this research is to help determine the long-term performance of the TREO Abdominal Stent-Graft as a treatment for patients with AAA.

This study is no longer enrolling but is ongoing.

Additional Clinical Trials

The Aortic Disease Program has additional clinical trials in progress:

  • GREAT: Global Registry for Endovascular Aortic Treatment
  • stAAABle: Nectero EAST System Clinical Study (currently recruiting)
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