Center for Aortic Disease

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About Us

The University of Maryland Center for Aortic Disease is comprised of a team of experts who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of aortic conditions. When diagnosed early and properly managed, patients can avoid life-threatening aortic emergencies.

If a family has a known history of aortic diseases, like Marfan syndrome or bicuspid valve syndrome, relatives can undergo cardiogenetic testing to detect the gene and develop preventive treatment plans. When it comes to treating complex aortic cases, no team is more prepared than the University of Maryland Center for Aortic Disease.

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Meet with cardiology, internal medicine and cardiac surgery in one convenient appointment and avoid multiple return visits.

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Know Your Risk

The University of Maryland Center for Aortic Disease is one of the few places in the region to offer cardiogenetic testing to help families determine if genetic aortic conditions are present in other relatives. Screening is critical in helping to prevent aortic emergencies.

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Learn About Hypertension

Watch Dr. Wallace Johnson, medical director of the Center for Aortic Disease, as he explains the role hypertension plays in putting pressure on the aorta and causing aortic disease.

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To schedule an appointment at the Center for Aortic Disease, please call 410-328-4771.

This page was last updated: July 29, 2014

         
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