Aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic 6

Overview

What is aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic?

Aortic aneurysm, familial thoracic (TAAD) is a hereditary cardiac condition that results in an increased risk for an enlargement of the large artery (the aorta) that pumps blood from your heart to the rest of your body. This is known as an aortic aneurysm. An aortic aneurysm may eventually rupture in a life-threatening event known as an aortic dissection. Individuals with TAAD may have symptoms affecting other parts of the body as well.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/611788-aortic-aneurysm-familial-thoracic-6-2755/overview/66407 • DATE UPDATED: 2019-02-26

References

Milewicz, D.M., Regalado, E. (2016). GeneReviews. Heritable Thoracic Aortic Disease Overview. Retrieved February 23, 2019 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1120/

Genetics Home Reference. (2015, January). Familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. Retrieved February 23, 2019 from https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/familial-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-and-dissection#

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