What we treat and how
From the moment you get in touch, we’re here to provide you with expert consultation services and treatment. Every aspect of the London Aortic Clinic is designed with one aim in mind. To achieve the best results using the very latest scientific knowledge to help you return to normal activities at the earliest opportunity.
The aorta is the main artery in the body which leaves the heart and passes through the chest and abdomen giving off many branches which supply blood containing oxygen to the body’s organs and limbs. The aorta is normally about 2.5cm wide but its wall can become weakened and bulge out like a balloon or a blow-out on a car tyre.
Aortic dissection is a condition where a tear suddenly develops in the lining of the aorta causing pain and often bleeding or problems with reduced blood supply to different areas of the body and internal organs. These sudden problems require emergency treatment with blood pressure control and often key-hole (endovascular) surgery.