Call our Patient Transfer Center at 214.820.6444from anywhere in the DFW Metroplex for patients presenting with acute aortic dissections and other thoracic aortic emergencies.
The Thoracic Aortic Disease Center is one of the few of its kind in the state. Under the medical direction of a leading thoracic surgeon, 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 thoracic aortic symptoms, including possible recommended therapy for:
Until recently, thoracic 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:
The Thoracic Aortic Disease Center works in conjunction with Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano to provide surgical intervention for aortic cases.
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA) may not cause symptoms, making an initial diagnosis difficult. Questioning patients about their lifestyle and family medical history can improve the chances of early detection. Because family medical history is important, cardiovascular genetic screenings are also available in the Thoracic Aortic Disease Center and include recommendations on course of action.
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Screening should be considered for patients with certain risk factors, such as:
Screening should also be considered for patients with symptoms such as:
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm may appear in a routine chest x-ray. TAAs should be further evaluated by CT scan, intravascular ultrasound, diagnostic angiogram or transesophageal echocardiogram.
Imaging services provided on-site in the Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Care offer patients convenience and prompt diagnostic results that can detect the presence of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm.
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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 Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
*The Heart Valve Center of Texas, Thoracic Aortic Disease Center, Vascular & Diabetic Foot Center, and Outpatient Imaging see patients in Suite 300. All other centers see patients in Suite 350.