Ascending Aortic Aneurysm in Hilton Head

The highly trained and experienced medical team at Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates provide diagnosis and treatment for ascending aortic aneurysm in Hilton Head.

Your aorta is a cane-shaped blood vessel that transports blood from the heart to the rest of the body. There is more than one type of aortic aneurysm depending on where it occurs in the aorta. An ascending aortic aneurysm is characterized by an irregular swelling or bulge that occurs in the upward section of the aorta, causing it to weaken. This could cause it to rupture which is a life-threatening event.

Generally, this condition is discovered by happenstance before the aorta rupture or causes symptoms. When aortic aneurysm symptoms do occur, they include cough, hoarseness, shortness of breath, a dull pain in the chest, as well as pain in the back, neck, or jaw. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, especially if they persist, you should seek professional medical treatment. Contact us to schedule an appointment.