Aortic Abnormalities: How to Identify Pediatric Patients at Risk

Pediatric cardiologist Emilio Quezada, MD, discusses signs that a young patient should be evaluated for genetic syndromes – such as Marfan syndrome – associated with thoracic aorta dilation and aneurysm. He presents family history and visual cues that should alert primary care providers to the need for potentially lifesaving evaluations, then lays out important guidelines on management, monitoring and referrals.

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Emilio Quezada, MD

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