Diseases of the Aorta

What Are Aortic Diseases?

Diseases of the Aorta are disorders that affect the major artery that connects the heart to the rest of the body, the Aorta.

The Aortic diseases vary in their symptoms and severity. Some may only cause mild symptoms, while others present with severe symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath. The symptoms may occur gradually or suddenly. 

Aortic disease may be life threatening. Aortic disease can be caused by several different factors including genetics, high blood pressure, and atherosclerosis, otherwise known as hardening of the arteries.

Treatment depends on the specific condition, but may include medication, surgery, or lifestyle changes.

Aortic Diseases We Treat

At Baptist Health, we treat many of the most common, as well as the most complex aortic diseases. Regardless of the underlying cause of your aortic condition, our world-class surgeons and cardiovascular physicians can help you move toward better health and a higher quality of life.

Aortic conditions we treat include:

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Coarctation of the Aorta

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an aortic condition, we invite you to contact Baptist Health today to learn more about how we can help.