The Aortic Program at OHSU provides immediate access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for aortic emergencies such as ruptured aneurysms or acute aortic dissections.
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About your Aortic Program appointment
What can I expect at my first appointment with the OHSU Aortic Program?
You will meet an Aortic Program team member who will talk with you, review your medical and surgical records and examine you. If you had a CT scan (CAT scan) or ultrasound at another clinic, we will get these images before your appointment.
The members of your Aortic Program team, including an aortic surgeon, will look at them to learn more about your condition. Then the team will create a personal treatment plan and talk about it with you. Your team might recommend medical monitoring, which means regular checkups and medication. Or they might recommend surgery.
Can I bring someone to my appointment with me?
Yes. In fact, the OHSU Aortic Program encourages you to bring a family member or friend to your first appointment. (You may also bring someone to other appointments if you would like.) A family member or friend can take notes, help you remember questions to ask and give you support.
How long will my first appointment take?
About 60 to 90 minutes. Depending on where you live, you may also ask our office staff how long it might take to get to OHSU.