Aortic Disease

Expert Care for Complex Aortic Conditions

University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute provides the best diagnosis and treatment options for patients with any type of critical or ongoing aortic condition. Our team includes multiple dedicated experts within cardiovascular medicine and surgery, as well as specially-trained and genetic experts – working side-by-side to provide patients optimal care for their unique needs.


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Full Treatment Options for Aortic Disease

The aorta is the main artery of the body, supplying blood to the circulatory system. The aorta arises from the heart, giving rise to branch vessels that supply blood to the head and arms. It then continues down through the chest (thoracic aorta) into the abdomen (abdominal aorta), from which branch vessels to all the organs in the abdomen and pelvis and to the lower extremities originate.

Aortic disorders include:

  • Aneurysms (aortic root, ascending, aortic arch, descending thoracic, abdominal and thoraco-abdominal aorta)
  • Aortic rupture
  • Aortic dissection
  • Intramural hematoma
  • Penetrating aortic ulcer
  • Aortic graft infection
  • Occlusive disease
    • Great vessels
    • Perivisceral aorta, i.e. coral reef aorta
    • Aortoiliac segment
  • Aortic coarctation
  • Connective tissue disease
    • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
    • Marfan's syndrome
    • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Genetic disorders
  • Vasculitis

Learn more about treatment options available at University Hospitals.

Make an Appointment

Offering in-person, video and telephone visits.

Call today to see which option is right for you: 216-844-3800