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Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

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Illustration of the aorta and the aortic valve

The aorta is the body's most important artery. It serves as the "main highway" which transports oxygenated blood which travels from the heart to the rest of the body.

Due to the aorta's central role in the circulatory system, any problems with the artery can have serious, sometimes fatal, consequences.

We created this site to help you better understand the role of the aorta, the problems that can affect it, and the leading-edge treatments that are available through the Methodist Aortic Network.

For more information about the Methodist Aortic Network or to schedule an appointment, please call 713-441-5200 or complete our online contact us form.