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Penn cardiovascular surgeons have the most experience in the region performing aortic disease procedures, and are regularly recognized as regional and national Top Doctors.
The Aortic Center at Penn Medicine is the largest program in the region. We are one of the top 10 centers in the world with expertise repairing aneurysms at the aortic root without valve replacement.
When you choose the Aortic Center, you’ll find:
The aorta is the body’s largest artery. The heart pumps oxygenated blood into the aorta, which delivers it to the rest of the body. The aorta is made up of three layers of tissue that may be damaged by diseases including:
When disease affects the aorta, life-threatening conditions may result, including:
Penn’s cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons are internationally recognized for their care of complex aortic disease.
Penn cardiovascular surgeons provide leading-edge therapies for complex aortic disease.