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New treatment for Marfan syndrome shows promise

An investigational treatment for Marfan syndrome is as effective as the standard therapy at slowing enlargement of the aorta, the large artery of the heart that delivers blood to the body, new research shows. The findings ...

Nov 18, 2014
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Preventing cardiovascular disease in old aortas

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No. 1 killer of people in the U.S. An early sign of CVD is increased aortic stiffness, a change that becomes more prevalent as we age. Now, researchers at Sargent College of Boston University ...

Nov 03, 2014
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Family history doubles aortic stenosis risk

The risk of aortic stenosis doubles when a first degree relative had the disease, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2013 today by Dr. Mattis F. Ranthe from Denmark. The study of 4.2 million people from Danish ...

Sep 01, 2013
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Aorta

The aorta (pronounced /eɪˈɔrtə/, from Greek, aeiro, to lift up) is the largest blood vessel in the body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and bringing oxygenated blood to all parts of the body in the systemic circulation.

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