Aortic Patient Guide

The Aortic Program at the Heart Institute offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for patients with aortic diseases, connective tissue disorders and Marfan syndrome.

The program's multidisciplinary team of cardiovascular specialists, nurse practitioners and other clinicians provides patients with access to:

  • A thorough evaluation with leading edge diagnostic testing
  • An aortic nurse practitioner
  • Clinical trials and education on the latest advances in treatment options
  • Genetic screening for you and your family
Additional Information about Aortic Program
Frequently Asked Questions

Aortic aneurysms, bicuspid aortic disease and Marfan syndrome are just a few of the conditions the Aortic Program's healthcare providers diagnose and treat.

You need a physician referral to be admitted to Cedars-Sinai for inpatient medical care. Depending on your health insurance, you may need a referral from your primary care physician to see one of Cedars-Sinai's cardiology specialists.

Yes. To arrange a second opinion from a Heart Institute physician about a heart disease diagnosis, call 310-423-3851.

Being prepared for an appointment allows you to make the most of the time you have with your doctor. Make a list of questions you want to ask during the appointment. Bring your health insurance card and a list of all prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking. Make sure your medical records have been transferred before your appointment. Information on billing, insurance and medical records is available in the Cedars-Sinai Patients & Visitors Guide.

Experts at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute are using their clinical experience and research knowledge to find new treatments, techniques and diagnostic procedures. Our ongoing clinical trials are open to all eligible participants, and patients are encouraged to pursue involvement.

General information about participating in clinical trials at Cedars-Sinai can be found in our Patients & Visitors Guide.

To make an appointment with a Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physician, contact us at 310-423-3851.

For more information on reaching us from outside the United States, please contact our International Health Services team.