Complex Aortic Emergency Treatment at Medical City Plano


Minutes Matter

During an aortic emergency, minutes matter. Call our Aortic Emergency Hotline for safe, surgeon-directed medical patient transfer and management.

 Aortic Emergency Hotline: (877) 422-9337

Clinical Excellence

In 1987, Medical City Plano became the first hospital in Collin County to provide comprehensive cardiovascular medicine to patients. Since then, from diagnosis to discharge, we've continued to deliver world-class cardiac care.

Comprehensive Heart and Vascular Expertise

Our multidisciplinary team of experts and services includes:

  • Cardiothoracic and Vascular
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Diagnostic and Endovascular
  • Critical Care
  • Rehabilitation

Coordinated Pathway to Emergent Aortic Care

As part of Medical City Plano's comprehensive Heart and Vascular program — the first of its kind in Collin County — we are pleased to offer world-class care to patients presenting with the full range of complex aortic conditions, including:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal aneurysm
  • Aortic arch disease
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic stenosis

Destination of Choice for Complex Medical Emergencies

Medical City Plano is part of Medical City Healthcare — one of the largest, most comprehensive healthcare providers in North Texas. For patients with complex medical emergencies across Texas and Oklahoma, Medical City Plano serves as a center for comprehensive and quality emergency care, operating the first and only Level 1 Trauma Center in Collin County and a dedicated burn unit in the Burn & Reconstructive Center of Texas

Our Aortic Emergency program furthers our commitment to providing patients in critical, acute emergency situations with the highest level of treatment available.

Treatment for Complex Aortic Conditions

At Medical City Plano, we offer the latest tools, technology and treatments for complex aortic conditions, including:

  • Stenting
  • Surgery, such as aneurysmectomy
  • Medical interventions, such as medication to lower blood pressure
  • Diagnostic imaging to detect, confirm, monitor and plan for surgery
    • Ultrasound
    • CT scan
    • Computed tomography angiography (CTA)

The goal of treatment is to repair the weakened portion of the aorta and prevent bleeding and rupture. Symptoms of rupture may include:

  • Pain in the abdomen or lower back, which may be sudden, severe or continuous
  • Fainting
  • Cold, moist, clammy skin
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Shock

If you think you are having a medical emergency, dial 911 immediately.

For safe, surgeon-directed medical transport, call the Medical City Healthcare Patient Transfer Center at:

 (877) 422-9337