Aorta Academy

Mental Health, Exercise and Aortic Disease Research

Dr. Siddharth Prakash provides an update on the clinical trial of exercise for aortic dissection patients. The pamphlet references can be found here. The research team can be reached at

Genetic counselors Gretchen MacCarrick and Jennifer Rios discuss their progress in creating a peer-reviewed resource that can first fill the gap of having a tangible resource to help patients feel validated in their feelings, avoid feelings of isolation, and to help them access mental health support if they need it.