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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2013 February;54(1 Suppl 1):125-34

 

Management of aortic aneurysms in patients with connective tissue disease

Schoenhoff F., Schmidli J., Czerny M., Carrel T. P.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland

Acute dissection and rupture of aortic aneurysms comprise for 1-2% of all deaths in developed countries. Dilation of the aorta is caused by several different mechanisms including inherited disorders of connective tissue. Recent reports estimate that 20% of patients presenting with thoracic aortic disease do have an underlying genetic basis of disease.

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