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Aortic aneurysms are rare in children. They can be caused by an inherited condition (passed from parent to child), an accident or even an infection, and what causes each one decides what treatment may be necessary. An aortic dissection is life-threatening and requires immediate treatment.

Our Nemours Children's Cardiac Center team has the experience and advanced pediatric imaging needed to diagnose and surgically repair aortic disease (from mild to severe), including aortic aneurisms and aortic dissections. If your child has aortic disease, our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons are here to answer your questions and provide the latest treatment options. 

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World-class heart care requires the compassion to understand your family's journey, and the expertise to heal even the most complex conditions. Our cardiac surgeons treat a vast array of congenital heart defects in infants, children and teens, using the most innovative, up-to-date approaches. Our specialty is the early detection and repair of heart problems, so your child will have the best possible chance for a healthy future. 

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