Treatments for Aortic Dissection

Northwestern Medicine provides comprehensive care to treat aortic dissections and uses a team-based approach. Our team works together to ensure exceptional patient care, using advanced medical and surgical treatment options.

At Northwestern Medicine, you are the center of your care team. You and your care team will work together to create a care plan that meets your needs. They will talk with about treatment options for your aortic dissection.

Medical Treatments

Aortic dissections can be treated with medication. Medications are used to lower your heart rate and blood pressure, as well as reduce stress on the diseased aorta. Your physician may prescribe these medications:

  • Beta blocker medication:
    • Slows your heart rate
    • Lowers your blood pressure
    • Reduces the force of your heart's contractions
  • Cholesterol-lowering medication to reduce inflammation of your aorta walls

Surgical Treatments

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Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is a nationally recognized destination for those who require highly specialized cardiovascular care.
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