Aortic Aneurysm

Repairing Your Aortic Root Aneurysms

Tags: aneurysms, aortic aneurysm repair, aortic root aneurysm, david reimplantation procedure, Dr. Lars Svensson, endocarditis, heart, heart disease, heart health, heart surgery, marfan syndrome, strokes

Experienced surgeons using modern techniques make repairing a bulge, or aneurysm, right above the aortic valve a safe, durable procedure. Learn how they do it.

Too Young to have a Heart Attack

Are You Too Young to Have a Heart Attack?

Tags: fibromuscular dysplasia, FMD, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, marfan syndrome, SCAD, sudden coronary artery dissection

When a young woman survives a heart attack, the cause may be sudden coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a little-known condition linked to several underlying diseases.

Genes and heart disease

Is Heart Disease In Your Genes?

Tags: abnormal genes, aortic stenosis, genetics, HCM, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart failure, heart health, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long qt syndrome, marfan syndrome, research, statins, sudden cardiac death

Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.

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What You Can Learn From Basketball Star Isaiah Austin

Tags: genetic counseling, genetics, marfan syndrome

When basketball star Isaiah Austin stood in front of the crowd at June’s NBA draft, the moment had special meaning for people with genetic conditions.

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Marfan Syndrome: Awareness Saves Lives

Tags: aorta surgery, marfan syndrome

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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Chat With a Doctor: Marfan Syndrome and Aorta Disease

Tags: aorta disease, cardiovascular disease, chat with a doctor, marfan syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, web chat, webchat

Register for Online Chat Ask questions and get answers about Marfan syndrome and aorta disease from Cleveland Clinic physicians during a live webchat Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at noon (ET). Marfan Syndrome and Aorta Disease Live Web Chat: noon to 1 p.m. (ET) on Oct. 8, 2012 Register Featured ExpertVidyasagar Kalahasti, MD Staff Cardiologist Section

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Questions About Marfan Syndrome or Aorta Disease?

Tags: aorta, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, marfan syndrome, web chat

About 90 percent of people with Marfan syndrome develop changes in their heart and blood vessels. When the walls of the aorta weaken or stretch, there is an increased risk of aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection or rupture (bursting).