ACTA2

ACTA2 & MSMDS Conference, Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th 2019, Boston

ACTA2 Alliance in collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital invite you to join the

ACTA2 & MSMDS Annual Conference

Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th 2019

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
SIMCHES RESEARCH BUILDING
185 CAMBRIDGE ST, BOSTON, MA 02114

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Genetics Behind Aneurysms 

Dr. Milewicz informs about how genes can predict progression of aortic aneurysms to dissections. Genes can also predict other vascular disease the patients may be at risk for. Genetic testing and routine imaging from the head to the pelvis are important to monitor aneurysms of the aorta and other arteries in patients with aortic disease. Dr. Milewicz explains how mutations in the ACTA2 gene can cause enlargement of the aorta and also cause occlusion (closure) of other arteries, indicating the urgent need for research to understand underlying pathways that are responsible for differences in clinical manifestations of genetically triggered aortic disease. Click here for the video