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These tests are used to identify an aortic dissection.Learn more »
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Next StepTo learn more about heart surgery at LVHN or to find out if you or your patient is a candidate for the procedure, please call 610-402-CARE (2273).
If you’ve been diagnosed with an aortic dissection, you’ll get the care you need at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Heart and Vascular Center. Our cardiothoracic surgery program has one of the highest patient volumes in Pennsylvania, with more than 1,750 surgeries each year. Collectively, our surgeons have more than 90 years of experience and have performed an estimated 20,000 cardiothoracic surgery procedures.
Aortic dissection treatment is called aortic dissection open repair. During this surgery, a large incision usually will be made in the chest. Your surgeon will reconstruct the aorta and prevent blood from entering the aortic wall. A cloth-like tube, called a stent-graft, can be placed inside your aorta to eliminate pressure on the weakened area and prevent it from bursting or rupturing.