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​​Call our Patient Transfer Center at 214.820.6444
​​from anywhere in the DFW Metroplex for patients presenting with
acute aortic dissections and other thoracic aortic emergencies.

​The Aortic ​​Center is one of the few of its kind in Texas. Under the medical direction of leading cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, the center offers referring physicians and their patients valuable expertise in the area of thoracic aortic diagnosis and treatment.

Referring physicians have the opportunity to send patients for clinical evaluation of various aortic symptoms, including possible recommended therapy for:

  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Thoracoabdominal aneurysms
  • Acute Type A and B dissections
  • Abdominal aortic a​​neurysms​
  • Penetrating aortic ulcers
  • Intramural hematoma​​​​

Until recently, aortic disease was diagnosed only after an emergency occurred, with limited treatment options. Using advanced technology and innovative imaging techniques, the disease can now be detected earlier​ in the disease process, allowing for:

  • Application of medical management therapies prior to considering surgical intervention
  • Reduction of number of patients requiring surgery
  • Expansion of options for surgical candidates
  • Reduction of acute events and complications
  • Improvement of both the quality of care and long-term results
  • Utilization in advanced techniques beneficial for patient safety and improved outcomes

The Aortic Center works in conjunction with The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano to provide surgical intervention for aortic cases.





Thoracic Aortic Emergent Patient Transfer | For patients presenting with acute aortic dissections and other thoracic aortic emergencies, call our Patient Transfer Center at 214.820.6444 from anywhere across the DFW Metroplex and beyond.

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