Ritter Rules

The Ritter Rules were created to educate how to recognize, treat and prevent thoracic aortic dissection. Read the rules. Save a life. 

Become an #AortaSupporta

With your support, we’re able to bring awareness and fund the essential research needed to learn the causes of thoracic aortic dissection so that we can prevent unnecessary loss.

I’m determined to be the last in my family to be surprised by an aortic dissection.

Kenneth Agnew

Every child deserves a chance, so aortic health needs to be a part of pediatric health screening.

Bridget Porter (METZ), In Honor of her son Connor Metz

As the fifth dissection in four generations, I am determined to be the last one.

Meredith O'Neal

I am going to dedicate myself to making sure everyone gets checked.

Brandon Watson