Heritable diseases of the blood vessels

B. Timothy Baxter

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Four inherited disorders known to effect major arteries will be discussed, including Marfan syndrome (MS), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and nonsyndromic familial aortic dissection. Recent advances in understanding their pathophysiology are presented, and how this knowledge impacts on diagnosis, prevention and treatment is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-188
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular Pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2005


  • Aneurysm
  • Aorta
  • Bicuspid valve
  • Dissection
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Nonsyndromic familial aortic dissection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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