CALGARY THORACIC AORTIC PROGRAM

The Calgary Thoracic Aortic Program website is designed for patient education on a variety of aortic diagnoses in the chest including aortic aneurysms and dissections. The Thoracic Aortic Program was established and is led by Dr. Jehangir Appoo, and co-director, Dr. Eric Herget. The Program is built on an multidisciplinary platform for diagnosis, screening, and therapeutic management of thoracic aortic disease. Through an integrative approach involving clinical excellence, teaching, and research and our close links with Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Cumming School of Medicine and University of Calgary, we aim to provide state of the art therapy for our patients and contribute to a lifelong learning process to help improve patient outcomes.


What is the aorta?