Aurora Cardiovascular Services, Aurora Sinai/St. Luke's Medical Centers, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Presentation Notes

Poster presented at: Aurora Scientific Day; May 25, 2016; Milwaukee, WI.



  • Out of top 10 risk factors of ascending aortic aneurysm, only three are not purely inherited.
  • The traditional atherosclerotic risk factors either have null effect on ascending aortic aneurysm, or have a paradoxical relationship.
  • These data further support the hypothesis that hereditary disease play a significant, if not a major role in the etiology of ascending aortic aneurysms in contemporary clinical practice.

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