Complex Aortic Treatment at Medical City Plano
As part of Medical City Plano’s comprehensive Heart & 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
- Aortic arch disease
- Aortic dissection
- Aortic stenosis
Medical City Plano is the only hospital in North Texas to offer Level 1 Trauma services, a high-level, dedicated burn unit in the Burn & Reconstructive Center of Texas and a Comprehensive (Level 1) Stroke Center. Our Aortic Emergency program furthers our commitment to providing patients in critical, acute emergency situations with the highest level of treatment available.
In Aortic Emergencies, Minutes Matter
In aortic emergencies, every minute makes a difference in life. Our multidisciplinary team includes cardiologists, vascular and cardiovascular surgeons, emergency medicine physicians and other specialists who are trained to handle the most acute problems promptly and professionally.
Treatment for Complex Aortic Conditions
At Medical City Plano, we offer the latest tools, technology and treatments for complex aortic conditions, including:
- Surgery, such as aneurysmectomy
- Medical interventions, such as medication to lower blood pressure
- Diagnostic imaging to detect, confirm, monitor and plan for surgery
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
- Cold, moist, clammy skin
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid heart beat
If you think you are having a medical emergency, dial 911 immediately.
For safe, physician-directed medical transport, call the Medical City Healthcare Transport Center at (877) 422-9337.