Aortic Aneurysm is a dilatation of the aorta . This causes an abnormal widening or ballooning of the aorta. The aorta delivers oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Aortic aneurysm should be evaluated for the safety of the patient: due to the potential for dissection or rupture leading to a life threatening emergency. Our cardiac surgeons will evaluate your current health, size and location of the aneurysm and develop treatment options.