What is an Aortic Aneurysm?
Learn more about what an aortic aneurysm is, what the symptoms are and potential risk factors from Dr. Andi Peshkepija, vascular surgeon.
An aortic aneurysm is a weakened area that bulges from the wall of the aorta, the body’s largest artery. An aortic aneurysm can grow and possibly burst, causing life-threatening bleeding. Early diagnosis and proper treatment can manage aneurysms to reduce the risk of rupture.
Vascular disease specialists at Henry Ford Health have exceptional skills and experience in managing aortic aneurysms, no matter how complex. Our treatments range from medications and lifestyle changes to minimally invasive procedures and open surgery, keeping you as healthy as possible.
The Multidisciplinary Aorta Program is one of only two programs in southeast and south central Michigan dedicated to aortic disease. Our vascular and cardiac specialists have advanced training and expertise in all types of treatment for aortic aneurysms.
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