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

Neil J. Halin, DO, FSIR, FAOCR

Neil J. Halin, DO, FSIR, FAOCR

Title(s): Interim Radiologist-in-Chief; 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, general radiology

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Andrew R. Weintraub, MD

Andrew R. Weintraub, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Associate Director, Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Center; Medical Director, Valvular and Structural Heart Health Center; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6140
Fax #: 617-636-2276

Interventional cardiology, vascular medicine, peripheral vascular intervention

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David W. Allen, MD

David W. Allen, MD

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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E. Kent Yucel, MD

E. Kent Yucel, MD

Title(s): Radiologist; Ettinger–Dreyfus Chair and Professor of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiology, CardioVascular Center
Appt. Phone: 617-636-0040
Fax #: 617-636-0041

Interventional radiology, ultrasound, cardiovascular CT and MRI, general radiology

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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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Mark D. Iafrati, MD

Mark D. Iafrati, MD

Title(s): Chief, Vascular Surgery; Director, Vascular Center; Director, Center for Vascular, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine; Vascular Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Vascular Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5019
Fax #: 617-636-8003

Complex vascular surgery, vascular biology, endovascular surgery, venous surgery, complex wound care

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Research + Clinical Trials


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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