Aortic Disease Program

Aortic Disease Program

The Aortic Disease Program at the University of Utah Health's Cardiovascular Center 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.

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

We also provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for:

  • aortic aneurysms,
  • abdominal aortic aneurysms,
  • thoracic aortic aneurysm,
  • aortic valve disease, and
  • genetic disorders affecting the aorta such as Marfan Syndrome.

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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:

What Is an Aortic Aneurysm?

Aortic aneurysms happen when your aorta, the main artery inside your body that’s attached to your heart, starts to bulge. Your aorta plays an important role in your body because it transports oxygen-rich blood from your heart throughout your body. When you have an aortic aneurysm, a part of your aorta can become weak and burst open.

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Inpatient Services

To schedule a consultation with our experts, please call us at 801-585-6740.