Duke offers the full spectrum of therapies for aortic aneurysms -- dangerous widening of the large artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. As blood flow stretches an aneurysm, it can rupture, leading to internal bleeding.
Treatments include extensive endovascular options (a large aortic stent to cover the aneurysm) and an experienced surgical team for open repair.
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After endovascular repair, Duke uses a cutting-edge repair surveillance technique (the Cardio-MEMS device) that decreases or eliminates the continual radiation exposure that results from annual computed tomography (CT) scanning.
Duke’s experienced, multidisciplinary team provides the full-range of endovascular and open surgical treatments to patients with thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms.
During open thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair, Duke’s specialists take every step possible to avoid complications. Surgery is performed with a dedicated anesthesia team, peri-operative visceral perfusion, and spinal drainage.
More information about treatment of thoracic and thoracoabdominal aneurysms is available on the Duke Heart Center's aortic disease program pages.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a vascular disease specialist at Duke.
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