Thoracic aortic aneurysm disease is rapidly becoming one of the most common but silent killers in western society. Many conditions are inherited including Marfan’s disease, and those associated with abnormal heart valves. Our research is aimed at determining the precise genetic basis of the condition, the mechanisms leading to the changes in the aorta, and developing peripheral tests to detect enlargement of the aorta and imminent rupture. Our goal is to determine when surgical intervention is optimal or at the lowest risk time for the patient.
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