Aorta Academy

UTHealth Patient Symposium: Aortic Dissection Awareness Week 2022

September 2022

The John Ritter Foundation and UTHealth co-hosted a patient symposium as part of Aortic Dissection Awareness Week. They brought together diverse experts in aortic disease to help patients and families at whatever stage they may be in on their aortic disease journey.

0:00 Introduction: Ritter Family and Meredith O’Neal, John Ritter Foundation CEO
10:42 Genetics: Dr. Dianna Milewicz
25:29 Pediatric Cardiology: Dr. Justin Weigand
41:38 Family History: Isabella Marin, RN
52:53 Patient perspective on research Greg Weaver
1:10:44 How to live an active life with aortic disease: Dr. Siddharth Prakash (blood pressure and exercise)
1:26:25 ER and Primary Care: Dr. Irvin Sulapas
1:37:23 Aortic surgery: Dr. Anthony Estrera
1:56:41 Mental Health: Teresa C. Del Castillo, DCSW, LCSW, LMFT
2:17:03 Panel Q&A