AATC Information for Physicians
Rapid patient transportation, diagnosis, and introduction of therapy by a dedicated multidisciplinary team can reduce the significant mortality of acute aortic syndromes.
Acute aortic syndromes consist of aortic dissection, aortic rupture, intramural hematoma, penetrating ulcers, and acute aortic occlusion, all of which can be immediately life-threatening and mandate a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of physicians and resources for optimal outcomes.
Medical transports, ER physicians and emergency response teams can activate the team at the Acute Aortic Treatment Center by calling the dedicated, toll-free phone number 877-478-AATC (2282).
The Acute Aortic Treatment Process at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center