The aorta is the largest artery in the body. The portion of the aorta that runs through the chest is called the thoracic aorta. When the wall of the aorta weakens and bulges, it causes an aneurysm to develop called a thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). Once a TAA has developed, it enlarges over time and becomes a dangerous condition that may require minimally invasive endovascular or surgical repair. Tension in the wall of an aneurysm can cause it to rupture. The risk of such an event is based on the diameter of the aneurysm: The larger the aneurysm, the higher the likelihood it will burst.
At Vascular Health Partners, we specialize in thoracic cardiovascular surgery. If you are in need of aortic aneurysm surgery or if you would like to meet with one of our vascular surgeons, please call our office at (518) 782-3900.
Signs & Symptoms of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Sudden onset of chest pain
- Severe back pain
Most people do not experience any symptoms.
Our vascular surgeons treat patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) in locations across the Capital Region, NY. Contact us at (518) 782-3900 for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Manish Mehta, Dr. Philip Paty, Dr. Zachary Kostun, Dr. Priya Jayakumar or other members of our vascular surgery team.