As the body’s main artery, the aorta is under a lot of pressure.
Ideally, its walls will remain elastic enough to withstand millions of heart beats, but aging or disease can degrade the aorta to the point of bulging or tearing.
For decades, MUSC Health surgeons have repaired aortic aneurysms, dissections, damage from trauma, and abnormalities, as well as improved aortic health in general. With the arrival of new therapies and expertise for treating particularly complex aortic pathology, MUSC Health has formalized these services into a new program called the MUSC Health Aortic Center.
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