A rare disorder that causes blood vessel inflammation
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Getting the care you need starts with seeing one of our heart or vascular specialists.
Takayasu’s arteritis is a type of vasculitis that damages the aorta, your largest artery that carries blood from your heart to the rest of the body, and its main branches. The inflammation creates scarring that can narrow or block the vessels or can stretch them, allowing aneurysms to form. Severe scarring can result in myocarditis, heart attack, stroke and blockage of blood flow to the extremities.
Our Vascular and Endovascular Program provides the latest minimally invasive treatments for vascular conditions such as Takayasu’s arteritis. The team partners with other specialties to create effective treatment plans for your unique and complex needs.
What are the symptoms of Takayasu’s arteritis?
Takayasu’s arteritis reduces blood flow to areas of your body and often causes a general feeling of illness. As the condition worsens, you may experience symptoms such as:
Diagnosing Takayasu’s arteritis is the first step to developing a treatment plan. Our specialists may recommend one or more diagnostic and imaging procedures.
An angiogram is a special X-ray taken as a special dye is injected through a thin, flexible tube called a catheter to detect blockages or aneurysms in blood vessels.
Cardiac catheterization is a minimally invasive way to diagnose and treat a variety of heart and vascular conditions by guiding thin, flexible tubes called catheters through blood vessels to problem areas.
An echocardiogram uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of your heart.
Transesophageal echocardiogram allows us to take very detailed images of your heart structure from a probe in your esophagus.
Medication to control the inflammation is the most common treatment for Takayasu’s arteritis. Your doctor may recommend additional treatments or procedures to control and manage your disease.
Aortic valve repair and replacement procedures include minimally invasive and traditional surgery as well as several types of replacement material.