At NYU Langone, doctors and surgeons collaborate to quickly determine the best treatment for an aortic dissection, which is a tear in the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. Because some types of aortic dissections require emergency surgery, our experts work to accurately diagnose the condition and determine the best treatment as quickly as possible.
Our cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular surgeons perform innovative procedures through our NYU Langone heart programs and Center for Complex Aortic Disease. Our surgeons are experts in the use of fenestrated stent grafts, cutting-edge devices that eliminate the need for open surgery for certain types of aortic dissections. Experts at the Joan and Joel Smilow Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Center provide rehabilitation services designed for people who have had surgery for cardiovascular conditions, including aortic dissection.
Treatment for aortic dissection may include medication or surgery. Surgeons at NYU Langone also take part in clinical trials of the latest, most advanced procedures.
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