Cardiology

New target found for treating thoracic aortic aneurysm

It's a silent, sudden and almost assured killer: a thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) occurs when a weak spot or bulge in the body's main pipeline for pumping blood suddenly ruptures, cutting off the supply of life-sustaining ...

Cardiology

Genetic mutation linked to aortic dissection in the chest

Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have discovered a genetic mutation that can cause dissection of the thoracic aorta, which is the body's main artery. The mutation leads to an impaired function of the smooth muscle ...

Cardiology

Algorithm predicts artery rupture

WA scientists have developed a cheap test to predict if a patient will suffer a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm—a deadly condition where the blood pressure inside a weakened artery causes it to suddenly burst.

Oncology & Cancer

Molecular imaging predicts risk for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Several newly identified markers could provide valuable insight to predict the risk of rupture abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), according to new research published in the October issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. ...

Cardiology

Researchers identify 'master coordinator' for aortic rupture

Every year, more than 16,000 Americans die as a result of what's known as an "aortic dissection"—a catastrophic rupture of the aorta, the body's largest artery. Once thought to be a simple structural failure, aortic dissection ...

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