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Aortic Disease Center

UF Health Aortic Disease Center celebrates five years

For Tom Martin, M.D., the UF Health Aortic Disease Center is built around people. From the center’s beginnings in 2018, Martin and his team set three goals: increase case volume, broaden their research and improve the quality of treatment for patients.

UF Aortic Disease Center dysphagia project collaboration spearheads R01 grant

Among the possible complications for most cardiac surgical procedures, dysphagia, or trouble swallowing, is one of the most common. The condition can affect patient nutrition, lead to dehydration, and even cause aspiration pneumonia. And, though the latter is a major cause of mortality, it is preventative — with the right…