Also known as:
Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Thoracic aortic aneurysm
An aortic aneurysm (say “a-OR-tik AN-yuh-rih-zum”) is a bulge in a section of the aorta, the body’s main artery. The aorta carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Because the section with the aneurysm is overstretched and weak, it can burst. If the aorta bursts, it can cause serious bleeding that can quickly lead to death.
Providence Aortic Center
Providence Aortic Center provides an experienced multidisciplinary team of cardiovascular specialists dedicated to the care of patients with disease of the thoracic and/or abdominal aorta. We deliver immediate access to life-saving treatment, as well as a comprehensive patient-centered approach that offers state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and innovative therapies for every type of aortic condition. Providence Aortic Center cares for the largest volume of aortic patients in Oregon and SW Washington offering multi-institutional treatment.