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Aortic & Artery Disease

At UVA, our aortic and artery teams work closely with referring physicians to determine your best course of treatment from management to surgical intervention.

Our team of cardiologists, interventional radiologists and cardiac and vascular surgeons work together to make sure you get the most appropriate treatment options.

Leading Treatment Programs

Genetic Counseling

  • We offer genetic counseling and guidance to patients and families at high risk for developing aortic disease. We'll help you understand your risks at our Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, located at the Heart & Vascular Center.

Research Pioneers

  • UVA's heart and vascular research is funded by the National Institutes of Health. We welcome complex cases and are a leader in multiple national clinical trials. Find out if you qualify for a clinical trial.

Advanced Facilities

  • With four state-of-the-art operating rooms, our treatment facilities allow for less invasive and hybrid procedures that combine complex open surgery with endovascular techniques.
Aneurysm Care
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An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel wall that may rupture, causing major bleeding or death. The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body. Aortic repair surgery can support weakened aortic walls and repair ruptured aneurysms. Our abdominal aortic repair procedures were given the highest possible performance ratings by US. News & World Report. 

Aneurysm Treatment
Atherectomy / Angioplasty
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Atherectomy and angioplasty are procedures for opening up arteries affected by atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries) without surgery. Our providers are trained in selecting and performing the appropriate procedure for removing your obstruction so that your blood flow is restored.

Treating Atherosclerosis
Aortic Alert Program
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If you have an aortic emergency at another hospital, referring physicians can quickly contact a UVA aortic triage officer to get you the advanced care you need. Additionally, Aortic Alert helps notify other institutions of UVA's ability to provide specialty care to treat aortic emergencies.