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Listen to William T. Brinkman, MD, Medical Director of the Aortic Center, discuss aortic aneurysms and dissections, their risk factors, and the minimally invasive ways to repair aortic aneurysms:

Aortic Aneurysm & Dissection

What is an aneurysms and what is a dissection?


Risk Factors and Screening for Aortic Aneurysms

What are the risk factors for an aneurysm or dissection?

Surgical Options for Aortic Aneurysms

Are there minimally invasive ways to repair aortic aneurysms?





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The team of surgeons on our medical staff, along with our nursing staff, will go into immediate action to transport the patient to either Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. More Information »​​