Ascending aortic repair or replacement is surgery to treat an enlargement or ballooning (aortic aneurysm) of the large blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the vital organs (aorta). This procedure is done to prevent the aneurysm from rupturing.
The Cooper has a renowned team of cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons who offer world class care and have extensive experience performing ascending aortic repair or replacement.
Understanding the procedure
The procedure used depends on the approach. Each procedure includes bypassing the diseased area of the aorta and replacing the affected area.
Indications for the procedure
Ascending aortic replacement may be recommended to treat an aortic aneurysm.