Aortic root aneurysm repair in a neonate with Loeys-Dietz syndrome
Li W, Cohen W, Combs P, Wong J, Loomba R, Lee BK, El-Zein C, Ilbawi M, Vricella L, Hibino N. Aortic root aneurysm repair in a neonate with Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Cardiol Young. 2021 Jan 25:1-3. doi: 10.1017/S1047951120004886. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33487195
Loeys-Dietz syndrome is a connective tissue disorder known to cause aggressive aortopathy in paediatric patients, but it is extremely rare for cardiovascular events to present during infancy. We report the first successful aortic repair in a neonate with LDS presenting in extremis with an early onset, massive aortic aneurysm.