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Piedmont Aortic Center

Coordinated, Comprehensive Aortic Care from Heart and Vascular Experts

The aorta is the body’s largest artery. When disease affects the aorta, life-threatening conditions can result, such as:

Piedmont Heart’s Aortic Center provides a rapid and coordinated response to life-threatening aortic conditions. Led by a multidisciplinary team of cardiac and vascular surgeons with a highly specialized interest in managing aortic disease, we offer unique solutions tailored to each patient. 

The Piedmont Heart Advantage

  • We provide the highest level of complex aortic care in Georgia, with deep expertise in the latest aortic treatments.
  • Our multidisciplinary team provides coordinated, innovative, patient-centered care for patients with aortic disease and connective tissue disorders, including Marfan syndrome and related conditions.
  • Piedmont has the largest and newest comprehensive cardiac and vascular surgery facilities in the Southeast. 
  • We offer more options and better outcomes with a high safety record, including being ranked by U.S. News as a high-performing center (top 15%) for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
  • Our Level 1 Cardiovascular Emergency Program provides rapid, coordinated care for urgent or emergency referrals from across the region.

Aortic Center Services & Treatments

We specialize in surgical and minimally invasive approaches and innovative options – including hybrid approaches that combine open surgery and endovascular therapies.

We provide comprehensive care for the entire aorta, with treatments including:

  • Abdominal aortic repair
  • Aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Aortic root repair and replacement
  • Ascending aortic replacement
  • Ascending root replacement
  • Bentall procedure
  • Complex descending aortic reconstruction
  • Endoleak management
  • Fenestrated and branched aortic grafts
  • Frozen Elephant Trunk Technique for arch replacement
  • Goal-directed medical therapy
  • Hybrid aortic arch repair
  • TEVAR for descending dissection

For diseases of the aortic valve, our Marcus Heart Valve Center has deep expertise in aortic valve treatments and is the largest valve research program in the Southeast, offering options not available elsewhere.

Coordinated Care for Cardiovascular Emergencies

Our Level I Cardiovascular Emergency Program can save lives in emergency situations. Utilizing the full resources and advanced technology at Piedmont Heart, we are a destination of choice for accepting urgent or emergency referrals from across the region.

Diagnosis and Screening

Our advanced CV imaging expertise and the latest technology, including 3-D reconstruction, guide diagnosis and treatment.  Piedmont Heart is Georgia's highest volume center for cardiac CT and MRIs.

To proactively identify aortic disease at an earlier stage, we offer a vascular screening program for our communities.

Partners in Patient-Focused Care

Our team is committed to providing compassionate care while empowering you to take charge of your health. Learn more about improving vascular and heart health with our educational resources, including Living Better articles and what to expect during heart surgery videos.

Contact the Piedmont Heart Aortic Center

We work with patients, their referring physician and their families to manage each patient's care with a personalized approach to care. Meet our team >

To make an appointment, or refer a patient, call 404-605-5151.

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