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The Genetics Behind Aneurysms: An Interview with Dr. Dianna Milewicz

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. 

Why are physician-scientists crucial to our future? | Dianna Milewicz | TEDxHouston

In order to better leverage the latest research and new treatments, physicians who are also scientists work to combine the care and empathy of personal care with robust scientific research to develop better treatments and save lives. The Physician-Scientist workforce has been declining, and we need to change that trend in order to solve human deceases.