The Aortic Program, part of the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, serves the specific needs of patients living with complex aortic conditions. Click the links below to learn more about the Aortic Program, aortic aneurysms, aortic dissection and other aortic disease topics.
What is the Houston Methodist Aortic Program?
Dr. Alan Lumsden
, chair of Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
, describes the Aortic Program and its driving paradigm – to deliver medical therapy and expert care in a minimally invasive fashion at a location most convenient for each patient.
What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
This video defines what an abdominal aortic aneurysm is and when it should be treated. You will also discover the possible causes and risk factors that could lead to abdominal aortic aneurysm as well as the variety of ways in which one can be treated. Lastly, find out ways in which you can prevent an aneurysm from ever occurring.
Medical Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Dr. Richard Lee
, vascular surgeon, discusses the medical management of abdominal aortic aneurysm. He highlights five things that patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm should focus on to effectively manage the condition.
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Abdominal aortic aneurysms used to be treated with open surgery, but now experts at the Houston Methodist Aortic Program regularly treat this disease more safely and effectively with an endovascular procedure. The endovascular approach, which requires significantly less recovery time, is described in this video.
What is an Aortic Dissection?
Learn the cause of an aortic dissection and discover various treatment options for this condition offered at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center.
Screening for Aortic Disease
Dr. Jean Bismuth
, a vascular surgeon at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, offers an overview of the screening and follow-up process for aortic aneurysms and dissection.
Diagnostic Imaging for Aortic Valve Disease
Dr. Dipan Shah
describes the Aortic Program goals of providing high quality imaging to decide optimal treatment options for each individual patient. He discusses the advantages and limitations of various imaging technologies including ultrasound, CT and MRI.
Minimally Invasive Hybrid Procedures for Aortic valve Disease
Dr. Michael Reardon
, surgeon at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, describes how physicians at Houston Methodist are continually adopting less invasive approaches to treat aortic valve disease.