A mesothelioma is a tumor of the tissue that lines the lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs.
Treatment may include surgery, but also radiation, and chemotherapy are common.
Aortic Root Aneurysms
An aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel stretches or bulges. An aortic root aneurysm occurs in the beginning of the aorta. The aorta is the body’s largest blood vessel. It is responsible for transporting blood to the body from the heart.
Ascending Aortic Aneurysms
Aneurysms are excessive localized enlargements of an artery. They are caused by a weakening of the artery wall. Ascending aortic aneurysms are a subtype of thoracic aortic aneurysms or aneurysms that occur in the chest area above the diaphragm.
Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Aneurysms are excessive localized enlargements of an artery. They are caused by a weakening of the artery wall. Descending aortic aneurysms occur in the back of the chest cavity.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
The aorta is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs. An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when an area of the aorta becomes very large or bulges out.
Acute and Chronic Aortic Dissections
An aortic dissection is a tear in the aorta. It typically occurs when the inner layer of the artery’s wall weakens. A small tear forms in this layer, and, if left untreated, it can enlarge. Blood can pass through the tear into the middle layer of the wall, causing the layers to separate from one another, or dissect.
A coarctation is a narrowing of the aorta. Although born with this condition, many people have no symptoms, and the condition often isn’t detected until adulthood. The most common symptom is high blood pressure in adults.
Bicuspid Aortic Valve
A bicuspid aortic valve may cause the heart’s aortic valve to narrow. This in return prevents the valve from opening fully, which reduces or blocks blood flow from the heart to the body.
Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair fixes an aneurysm in your aorta. An aneurysm is a weak or bulging part of a vein or artery. Without repair, this can be a life threatening problem.
Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR)
Aortic aneurysm repair is surgery to fix a weak and bulging section of the aorta. The aorta is the large blood vessel (artery) that carries blood from the heart through the chest and belly to the rest of the body. An aortic aneurysm that is not repaired may burst (rupture). This can be life-threatening.
Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (AAA)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is a type of surgery. It fixes an aneurysm in your aorta. An aneurysm is a weak or bulging part of a vein or artery. Your aorta is a large artery that carries blood from your heart through your belly to the rest of your body. Without surgery to fix this problem, your aorta could burst. This can cause death.
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is narrowing or blockage of arteries in your arms and legs. The most common cause of PAD is the buildup of plaque on the inside of arteries. Plaque is made of extra cholesterol, calcium, and other material in your blood. Over time, plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries, including those that supply blood to your legs. This buildup leads to poor blood flow.