AHN Center for Aortic Diseases

AHN’s Aortic Disease Clinic offers coordinated care from a team of specialists for those with conditions affecting the aorta, including aortic dissection or aneurysm, and those with other conditions that may cause damage to the aorta.

About the center

We offer comprehensive personalized care, tailored to each patient’s unique situation, from an entire team of doctors. Our highly experienced specialists work quickly to determine the best way to treat aneurysms and monitor those with genetic conditions that increase risk for aortic diseases, including:

  • Connective tissue disorders like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Turner syndrome.
  • Genetic conditions like Marfan syndrome and Loeys-Dietz syndrome.
  • Those with a family history of aortic disease or connective tissue disorders.

Aortic disease care at AHN: Why choose us?

We bring together highly skilled doctors from several medical specialties in one location. Our patients choose us because of our:

  • Expertise: Our team includes thoracic and vascular surgeons, aortic pathologists, cardiologists, and radiologists who use the most advanced technologies to identify aortic conditions, and the latest methods to treat them.
  • Efficiency: We have dedicated advanced imaging for fast testing and results. This means our patients have all their imaging and meet with all of the appropriate specialists in one visit.
  • Coordination: Patients meet with several different specialists to help determine the best way to treat their conditions. Plus, our specialists meet with each other to review the progress of our patients, making sure all treatment options are considered.
  • Customized treatment plans: We recommend treatments based on each patient’s individual situation. Some aneurysms aren’t large enough for surgery, so we’ll monitor those patients very closely with periodic checkups. If an aneurysm does reach a certain size, we can perform minimally invasive surgery to repair them before emergency surgery becomes necessary in the future. We also recommend lifestyle changes and use new therapies and medications that may slow down aneurysm growth for years and help avoid surgery altogether.

Contact us

Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677  or request an appointment to see a specialist at the AHN Aortic Disease Clinic.