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Heritable Thoracic Aortic Disease Overview.

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GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2018.
2003 Feb 13 [updated 2017 Dec 14].

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Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School, Houston, Texas

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PURPOSE:

The goals of this overview on heritable thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections (shortened in this GeneReview to heritable thoracic aortic disease) are the following:

GOAL 1:

To describe the clinical characteristics of thoracic aortic disease

GOAL 2:

To review the causes of heritable thoracic aortic disease and risk assessment for thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection by gene

GOAL 3:

To provide an evaluation strategy to identify the genetic cause of thoracic aortic disease in a proband (when possible)

GOAL 4:

To inform genetic risk assessment in family members of a proband

GOAL 5:

To inform (when possible) management regarding, surveillance for thoracic aortic aneurysm, and medical/surgical intervention based on the genetic cause

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