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Aortic root surgery is a surgical procedure to treat a dilation or enlargement of a section of the large blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from your heart to your organs. The aortic root is located near the junction of your aorta and your heart.

Doctors perform aortic root surgery to prevent an aneurysm rupture or a tear in the inner layer of the wall of the dilated aorta and to prevent the dilated aorta from stretching the attached aortic valve.