Education & Resources

The John Ritter Foundation is the number one information resource to help you along your aortic journey where ever you may be.

Aorta Basics

Learn what aortic health means and why aortic dissection is so serious.

Genetic Testing & Family Screening

Genetic testing can help you learn if you’re at risk and help save the life of you or a family member.

Ritter Rules

Learn how to recognize the symptoms of aortic dissection and what you should do to treat and prevent it.

Aorta IQ Quiz

Think you know all about the aorta? Challenge yourself to get educated.

Aorta FAQs

Get the answers to your frequently asked aorta questions (so FAAQs, really).

Living with Aortic Health Issues

Aortic health issues aren’t a death sentence. Find the tips, tools and resources you need to thrive, alongside a support system you can count on.

Your Aortic Health

How you take care of your aorta matters. Get exercise and activity recommendations to improve your health outcomes.

Ways to Get Involved

Feel unsure what your next step is? Join The John Ritter Foundation in continuing our support and education.



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