Aorta Academy

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Welcome to the Aorta Academy.

The one-stop resource for the latest aortic health information, breakthrough research, and community support.

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DO YOU have a history of aortic dissection? Do you want to get active and engage in regular physical activity […]

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The Genetic Aortic Disorders Association Canada (GADA) and the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health (JRF), present the latest webinar […]

Dr. David Liang gives an in-depth explanation of the different genes associated with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome and overviews the history of […]

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By Dr. Alan Braverman The bicuspid aortic valve is the most common congenital valve heart condition affecting approximately 1% of […]

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Gretchen MacCarrick, M.S., C.G.C. Gretchen shares information about Loeys-Dietz Syndrome and risk for thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. She also […]