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Endovascular Experts

Dr. Boulos Toursarkissian initiated the endovascular surgery program for the abdominal aorta at the Health Science Center. With new technology and the addition of top-notch faculty, the program has expanded to include the less-invasive technique for the thoracic aorta. The program takes a multidisciplinary approach to health care – faculty physicians from multiple departments and […]

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All about the Aorta

The aorta is the body’s largest artery. Shaped like a candy cane and about the diameter of a garden hose, the aorta extends from the heart down through the chest and abdomen, where it divides into a vessel that carries blood to the abdominal organs and legs. Aneurysms Aneurysms can develop anywhere in the aorta. […]

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Gift of life

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Larysa Sholom was 16 when she arrived in the United States from the Ukraine as an exchange student. With great trepidation but courage, she left her family behind to pursue an education and expand […]

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