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Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Stroke by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted Tue 12 May 2009 3:48pm Today I am writing to bring your attention to another gene found in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm. There is a nice genetic review on the subject at The problem with Aneurysms is that they are essentially ticking time bombs in the body often waiting to explode and ultimately kill you by bleeding in your brain, chest or belly. ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection by Posted Thu 24 Feb 2011 3:06pm (also known as familial TAAD) On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Treatment Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed February 2011 What is familial TAAD? Familial thoracic aortic ane ... Read on »
Consumer Information on: Valiant® Thoracic Stent Graft with the Captiva Delivery System - P100040 by FDA Posted Wed 20 Apr 2011 12:00am This is a brief overview of information related to FDA’s approval to market this product. See the links below to the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSED) and product labeling for more complete information on this product, its indications for use, and the basis for FDA’s approval. Product Name: Valiant® Thora ... Read on »
Aneurysm - The Silent Killer by Diana Y. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 20 May 2008 9:01am An aneurysm is a bulging out of part of the wall of a blood vessel. Aneurysms occur in several different forms. Saccular aneurysms protrude from the wall of the artery, like a berry. They may occur singly or in groups. Risk factors for saccular aneurysms include high blood pressure (hypertension), cigarette smoking and various diseases of the ... Read on »
Refereed Publications -- Calendar Year 2008 by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY AND CRITICAL CARE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA PA   1.         Abend NS, Huh JW, Helfaer MA, Dlugos DJ: Anticonvulsant medications in the pediatric emergency room and intensive care unit. Pediatric Emergency Care, 2008; 24: 705-18; quiz 719-21 2.         American College of ... Read on »
Single gene defect can cause str ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 03 May 2009 10:38pm Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases UT Houston researchers publish study results HOUSTON, 04 may 2009– For the first time, scientists have discovered a single gene defect that causes thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections as well as early onset coronary artery disease, ischemic stroke and Moyamoya disease. The rese ... Read on »
Multidisciplinary team of e ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 16 Mar 2010 1:11pm Multidisciplinary team of experts weighs in on diagnosis and management 16 mar 2010--When actor John Ritter died suddenly in 2003 from a tear in his thoracic aorta—the large artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body—that tragedy brought attention to a rare but deadly condition that takes the lives of an estimated ... Read on »
Neurointerventionologist Removes a Brain Embolus with a Catheter by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Fri 18 Dec 2009 12:00am You may have heard about interventional radiologists. They are adept at guiding catheters to various organ sites via arteries and veins and then repairing damage or delivering doses of drugs locally. You can review the list of common IR procedures in the Wikipedia description of the field. One of the challenges for interventional rad ... Read on »
Your enlarged aorta by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 27 Aug 2010 8:19am 1 Comment The thoracic aorta lives happily within the chest. The aorta is the main artery of the body that emerges from the heart, located just under the sternum. It is the "tree trunk" from which all the major arteries branch off to the rest of the body: the arms, brain, abdominal organs, pelvis, and legs. The aorta receives the high-pressure blood ... Read on »
Passion For Eradication: Part Deux by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 7:26pm Why does TYP (Track Your Plaque) work? (Part 2) Seminal articles published much earlier than Dr. Davis’ Track Your Plaque tome provided a framework for which success could be elaborated upon... yet none of these progressively written testaments yielded solid, concrete solutions such as Dr.Davis’s TYP program. The program he d ... Read on »