The genetic mutation responsible for aortic dissection identified

Thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection, in short TAAD, is an enlargement or tearing of the walls of the aorta in the chest, a leading cause of the abdominal aortic aneurysms, responsible for about 2% of all deaths in Western countries. 573 kata lagi


Causes of Aortic Aneurysm

Ascending Aortic Aneurysm:

  • Cystic Medial Necrosis (due to aging or Marfans or Ehlers Danlos)

Descending Aortic Aneurysm:

  • Atherosclerosis

Call the plumber!

Life is different on the countryside. The hospital lies just up a hill surrounded by forest. A couple of wards, a small but handy emergency department, and a few operating theaters keep things running. 768 kata lagi


Takayasus Arteritis


Idiopathic. 15 – 25Y peak. Asians ↑↑ risk. ♀9X↑ risk


Sites:                                     Aortic arch + major branches
Pathology:                          Systemic S+S are due to arterial inflammation prior to any occlusion. 159 kata lagi


Health Talk: Aortic Dissection

What Aortic Dissection Is

Aortic Dissection is a serious type of heart condition wherein a tear is found at the inner layer of the aorta, allowing the blood to surge through it and causing the aorta’s inner and middle layers to dissect or separate. 656 kata lagi


Marvelous May

The month of May casts her magic spell as spring’s promise is finally fulfilled.
 – Sarah Ban Breathnach

As an adult adoptee, I’ve always looked at the world through what I call “adoption colored glasses.”  In my experience, we adopted ones seem to invite drama and extremes into our lives, maybe even more than those raised by their original parents. 465 kata lagi