We emphasize preventive care and early detection, as well as managing patients with aortic conditions. If we detect the disease early, most aortic conditions are treatable.

Screening and preventive measures include:

  • Blood pressure screenings: Hypertension is one of the leading causes of aortic conditions. Get regular blood pressure screenings at your doctor's office and use a digital blood pressure cuff at home.
  • Lifestyle changes: If we diagnose high blood pressure and aortic disease, we may recommend lifestyle changes. These changes may include low-sodium diets, lower levels of physical exertion and stress reduction. Learn more about high blood pressure.
  • Pay attention to symptoms: Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms like chest pain, weakness, numbness or fainting.
  • Family history: Disclose family medical history to identify any possible genetic conditions.