Ahmad M, Ammar K, Ahmad M, Yousefzai R, Krishnaswamy J, Jain R, Tajik A. Thoracic aortic dilation is a hereditary disease: a large cross sectional imaging study. Poster presented at: Aurora Scientific Day; May 25, 2016; Milwaukee, WI.
Poster presented at: Aurora Scientific Day; May 25, 2016; Milwaukee, WI.
- Out of top 10 risk factors of ascending aortic aneurysm, only three are not purely inherited.
- The traditional atherosclerotic risk factors either have null effect on ascending aortic aneurysm, or have a paradoxical relationship.
- These data further support the hypothesis that hereditary disease play a significant, if not a major role in the etiology of ascending aortic aneurysms in contemporary clinical practice.