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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Discovery; Heart

'One of the luckiest guys': Charlie's abdominal aortic aneurysm repair – without open surgery

UT Southwestern is one of few U.S. medical centers that can treat abdominal aortic aneurysms with custom stent devices through FEVAR, a minimally invasive procedure. See how the procedure – and technology designed by our surgeons – spared a UT Dallas professor from open surgery.

Discovery; Heart

Improving treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm – without open surgery

Abdominal aortic aneurysms take 15,000 lives in the U.S. each year. UT Southwestern is part of a clinical study to examine the effectiveness of a new device that may give more patients access to a less-invasive option to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms. Learn more

Heart

Strength training may cause enlarged aortas in NFL linemen

NFL players maintain elite strength-training routines. Dr. Joshi explains why their workouts may put them at risk for heart problems after retirement.