Aortic Aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm, a bulging weak spot in one of your body’s most important arteries. It is a potentially serious condition, but there is no one-size-fits all approach to treat it. Because the treatment for aneurysms can be complex, it is important to have an expert team working with you to get the best possible outcome. That’s why the Aortic Aneurysm Program at Tufts Medical Center gives you access to top ranked surgeons who have the experience needed to develop an individualized treatment plan that is right for you.

 

Programs + Services


Vascular Center

Explore the Vascular Center located in the Cardiovascular Center at Tufts Medical Center, and learn more about our treatments for vascular diseases.
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Aortic Aneurysm Program

The Aortic Aneurysm Program at Tufts MC in Boston provides advanced monitoring, medications and surgery to treat aortic aneurysms.
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Doctors + Care Team

David W. Allen, MD

David W. Allen, MD

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Radiologist; Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3004
Fax #: 617-636-0041

Interventional radiology, general radiology

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Neil J. Halin, DO, FSIR, FAOCR

Neil J. Halin, DO, FSIR, FAOCR

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology; Vice Chair, Radiology for Quality and Operations; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiology, CardioVascular Center
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3004
Fax #: 617-636-0041

Peripheral vascular disease, biliary and urinary obstruction, thrombo-embolic disease, vascular disease, lung cancer, thoracic tumors, general radiology

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Shivani Kumar, MD

Shivani Kumar, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Vascular Surgeon; Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Vascular Surgery
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Aortic aneurysm disease, aortic dissection, endovascular intervention, PAD, limb salvage, dialysis access, venous disease

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Joseph F. Polak, MD, MPH

Joseph F. Polak, MD, MPH

Title(s): Radiologist; Chief, Radiology, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3004
Fax #: 617-636-0041

Cardiovascular imaging, interventional radiology, imaging of atherosclerosis and plaque evaluation, interventions of venous diseases, general radiology

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Research + Clinical Trials


Post-Approval Study of the TREO Abdominal Stent-Graft System in Patients with Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic and Aorto-iliac Aneurysms

This is a prospective, multi-center, non-randomized, single arm, post-approval study. The main objective of this study is collection of the real world safety and effectiveness outcomes of the TREO Abdominal Stent-Graft System in an all-comers population eligible for the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in routine clinical practice, with emphasis on subjects that experience a device stent-strut or barb fracture.
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Diameter Variation of Aortic Aneurysms Over the Cardiac Cycle

This project involves a study of the diameter variation of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) over the cardiac cycle in vivo, a measure of the in vivo mechanical properties of AAA walls. Patient aneurysms are imaged non-invasively by ECG-gated MR Imaging, then mechanical properties of the aneurysms are determined from computational analysis of the imaging.
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