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Aortic Disease & Genetics

The Elaine & Robert Matranga Aortic Center at Hoag also looks closely at how genetics could affect a person’s risk for aortic aneurysm. The Center offers genetic counseling and testing.

Certain genetic syndromes that affect connective tissue, including Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome vascular type and Turner syndrome, can greatly increase the risk of developing an aortic aneurysm. Some individuals may have a predisposition to develop an aortic aneurysm and/or dissection even without having one of the genetic syndromes.

For additional information on risks, signs and symptoms, feel free to visit community resource The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health.

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