Many patients with congenital cardiac disease are at risk for progressive aortic dilation. The mechanisms underlying aortic dilation in this patient cohort are described, and the similarities to the pathophysiologic alterations seen in Marfan syndrome are highlighted. Indications for treatment are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the American College of Cardiology|
|State||Published - Feb 10 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine