The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has unveiled a new Aortic Center on its Little Rock campus.
This centralized center, which features a team of specialists, is designed to enable multi-disciplinary treatment of aortic diseases and conditions. Patients at the Aortic Center can receive early diagnosis screenings, medical management, surgical treatment, and long-term follow-ups.
“When the main artery in your body, the aorta, has a problem, you need to seek out a center with the most expertise, knowledge and experience for treatment,” Mohammed Moursi, M.D., professor and chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at UAMS said in a statement.
“The UAMS Aortic Center will provide comprehensive care of all aortic diseases at any age. Our team of fellowship-trained, board-certified vascular surgeons will work with the rest of the Aortic Center team to provide the very best of care for the citizens of Arkansas.”
According to UAMS, the Aortic Center will always have a bed available for any Arkansan with an aortic problem. This is due to an “aortic pathway” system designed to mobilize staff, physicians and surgeons to be in place upon a patient’s arrival and prepare for treatment.