Aortic Aneurysm and Enlarged Aorta at Nuvance Health™: Why Choose Us?
At Nuvance Health, you’ll find:
Comprehensive care for your aorta
Nuvance Health offers comprehensive care for aortic aneurysm and enlarged aorta, including:
- Preventive aortic medicine and vascular medicine
- Aortic surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Interventional cardiology
- Disease counseling and genetic testing
Many specialists work together to recommend treatment tailored to your needs and coordinate your care.
The team offers cardiac imaging technology, including CT and MRI scans and echocardiography, to provide an accurate diagnosis.
We also perform a unique aortic procedure with magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), which provides detailed 3D imaging without injecting dye into the body. MRA helps us assess your aortic risk—including bicuspid aortic valve disease, a risk factor for aneurysms (bulging, weakened blood vessels).
The team includes cardiovascular and aortic specialists and pioneering aortic researchers. They are skilled in diagnosis, medical treatment and complex surgery. We perform valve-sparing aortic root replacement (also called the David procedure), which reduces the need for valve replacement or blood thinners.
Your doctor assesses your risk using specialized imaging, aortic tissue analysis and genetic testing. We also offer screening for family members at risk for thoracic aortic disease.
We lead genetic testing for bicuspid aortic valve, Marfan syndrome and Loeys-Dietz syndrome—and other diseases with genetic links. These tests can show whether you need further testing and aortic or vascular treatment.
Nuvance Health participates in national research into the genetics of aortic dissection and rupture. We maintain a registry for patients and family members. Registry participants receive ongoing guidance about disease risks and treatment options.