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