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Marfan Syndrome: Awareness Saves Lives

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People with Marfan syndrome tend to be very tall and have long, thin limbs. That doesn't sound so bad, but Marfan patients are also at high risk for deadly aortic tears. Early detection and diagnosis remains a challenge.


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Fixing Aortic Aneurysms (Video)

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Aortic aneurysm can be safely and effectively treated using either open surgery or minimally invasive techniques. The approach depends on where the disease is located in the blood vessel.


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Aortic Dissection: The Basics (Video)

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A tear in the aorta can be life threatening depending on its location. Eric Roselli, MD, tells us about type A and B dissection and how they are treated.


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Former cancer patient conquers serious heart condition

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After heart surgery, Barbara Hagan keeps running and encourages others to be tested.