Chat With a Doctor: Aorta Disease

Friday, July 13, 2012, noon (ET)

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Do you have a question about aorta disease? Cardiologist Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD, and cardiac surgeon Eric Roselli, MD, from the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, will answer your questions about this medical condition.

Aorta Disease Live Web Chat on July 13

Live Web Chat: noon to 1 p.m. (ET) on July 9, 2012.

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Featured Expert
Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD

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  • Cardiologist
  • Robert & Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute

Featured Expert
Eric Roselli, MD

  • Cardiac Surgeon
  • Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute

The aortic valve and aorta work together to supply oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. The valve is responsible for making sure blood flows out of the heart to the aorta. The aorta is the main artery that blood flows through from the heart to the rest of your body.

When the aorta and/or aortic valve are affected by a disease or condition it can increase your risk for life-threatening events. It is crucial to know and understand the latest treatment options available if you have been diagnosed with a condition related to the aortic valve or aorta.

If you have questions like these, you should join our webchat :

  • How do I know if I have aorta disease?
  • Are there obvious symptoms to aorta disease?
  • Does aorta disease lead to heart attack?
  • Who is at most risk for aorta disease?

Vidyasagar Kalahasti, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging and the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

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Eric Roselli, MD, is a staff surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and on the teaching faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

This Health Chat will open on Thursday, July 12, 2012 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.

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