The aorta is the largest artery in the body. It begins at the heart and runs through the chest and abdomen. Sometimes the walls of the aorta weaken and bulge in one area. An aortic repair is a surgery to create a support for the weakened area.

  • To prevent an aneurysm from rupturing/bursting, which causes severe, life-threatening bleeding
  • To remove a ruptured aneurysm and repair the damaged aorta