The Dilated Aorta in Patients With Congenital Cardiac Defects

Anji T. Yetman, Thomas Graham

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-467
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 10 2009

Keywords

  • aneurysm
  • aorta
  • dissection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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