Surgeon Q&A: Will My Dilated Aortic Root Need Surgery?
Newly diagnosed patients with any form of aortic aneurysm are concerned about this potential, life-threatening condition. In this video, Dr. Luis Castro, the Medical Director of Cardiac Surgery at Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital, addresses the progression of dilated aortic roots, their size, the association of aneurysms with aortic valve disease and timing treatment options. During his extraordinary career, Dr. Castro has performed over 5,000 cardiac procedures and more than 3,000 heart valve repair and replacement operations. (Video posted on August 18, 2022)
Dr. Luis Castro
Medical Director, Cardiac Surgery
Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital
Redwood City, CA