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Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have mapped the significance of heredity for common forms of atherosclerotic disease.
Even though young athletes are required to receive health screens to be cleared to play sports, those tests failed to detect important cardiovascular abnormalities in cleared players, and many were allowed to play despite suspicions of dangerous cardiovascular conditions.
The walls of the body's major artery - the aorta - are already thickened in babies born to mums who are overweight or obese.
Researchers have found a genetic variant that doubles the likelihood that people will have calcium deposits on their aortic valve.
Systemic complications include life-threatening thoracic aortic disease
Richard Holbrooke, John Ritter, Lucille Ball, Jonathan Larson and Great Britain's King George II were all taken by the same silent killer: an acute aortic dissection.
Aortography is the study of the specific action involving the ejection of blood from the aorta in the heart. Taking an aortogram from the patient could identify if there is a tear in the intimal wall of the aorta. This tear is eventually fatal but can be repaired in some cases. Procedure A catheter is placed in the aorta of the patient, usually through the femoral artery. Once in place a dose of iodine-based dye is injected in order to visualize the flow of blood through the site....
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