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Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Aneurysm Care at Allegheny Health Network

Doctors at the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cardiovascular Institute are experts in caring for patients with aortic aneurysms and other conditions of the heart and blood vessels. They have saved the lives of many patients from across Pennsylvania through their skilled use of leading-edge imaging and surgical technologies.

The aorta is your body’s main artery. It carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body. It runs through the center of your chest and abdomen. If a wall in your aorta weakens and begins to bulge, this is called an aneurysm. An aortic aneurysm can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated properly.

Care coordinated just for you

When you come to the AHN Cardiovascular Institute, you will receive innovative, coordinated care from a team of specialists with different areas of expertise. They work together to streamline your care and avoid duplicate tests. This can save you time and money.

They also teach you about the lifestyle changes you will need to make to live well with a chronic heart condition. If you have any concerns, you can turn to your care team of:

  • Cardiologists
  • Dieticians
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians and surgeons from other areas
  • Social workers