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Aortic Aneurysm Disease and Its Treatment Speaker: Andrew Macbeth, MD, FACS, Vascular Surgeon

Rideout Health Group offers this free Community Health Education Class (CHE) presented by Andrew Macbeth, MD, FACS, Vascular Surgeon.

                Dr. Macbeth will present Aortic Aneurysm Disease and Its Treatment on October 14, 2010 at the Rideout Conference Center, 6-7P. Come and learn about signs, symptoms, family history and treatment.

                Your Important Aorta: A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened and bulging area in the upper part of the aorta, the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. The aorta, about the thickness of a garden hose, runs from your heart through the center of your chest and abdomen. Because the aorta is the body’s main supplier of blood, a ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding. Although you may never have symptoms, finding out you have a thoracic aortic aneurysm can be frightening.


Refreshments are provided. Seating is limited. Please call Michelle Downing to reserve your space at 751-4247.


About the Speaker: Andrew Macbeth, MD, FACS, a vascular surgeon trained in new, less invasive procedures, provides treatment using leading-edge technology to deliver the highest quality vascular care to patients at the Heart Center at Rideout.

Dr. Macbeth received his medical degree, residency in general surgery and his vascular fellowship from the University of Arizona.  He served as a Major in the USAF Medical Corp., and as Chief of  Vascular Surgery at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB in California. He is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery, but specializes in vascular procedures.

Vascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction.