Cardiology

Higher acute aortic dissection risk with lower-volume care

(HealthDay)—The mortality risk from emergency repair of acute aortic dissection is double when performed by lower-volume providers, according to research published in the May issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Genetics

Researchers link chromosome region to thoracic aortic disease

Patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms that lead to acute aortic dissections are 12 times more likely to have duplications in the DNA in a region of chromosome 16 (16p13.1) than those without the disease, according to a ...

Cardiology

Registry helps move aortic dissection care forward

What began with a modest hospital grant at the University of Michigan in 1996 is now the world's leading source of data on diagnosis, treatments and outcomes for a rare and dangerous cardiac condition.

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