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Screening Needs in Patients With Nonsyndromic Thoracic Aortic Disease

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Mariscalco G. Screening Needs in Patients With Nonsyndromic Thoracic Aortic Disease. January 2019. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.7619189.

Giovanni Mariscalco of the University of Leicester Glenfield Hospital in the UK discusses the need for improved guidelines on screening patients for nonsyndromic thoracic aortic disease. He reviews the incidence of disease in relatives of patients, and he highlights the potential usefulness of determining underlying genetics.

This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs.

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