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Blood pressure medication slows enlargement of the aorta in patients with Marfan syndrome

Blood pressure medication slows enlargement of the aorta in patients with Marfan syndrome

Pregnant women with heart disease must give birth at 40 weeks gestation

Pregnant women with heart disease must give birth at 40 weeks gestation

Thrombospondin-1 contributes to development of aortic aneurysm in mice and humans, study finds

Thrombospondin-1 contributes to development of aortic aneurysm in mice and humans, study finds

Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs

Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs

Hookah smoking develops cardiovascular risk factors similar to cigarette, shows study

Hookah smoking develops cardiovascular risk factors similar to cigarette, shows study

Study highlights the importance of routine screening of relatives of aortic disease patients

Study highlights the importance of routine screening of relatives of aortic disease patients

LYVE-1 protein on macrophages found to be key to artery health

LYVE-1 protein on macrophages found to be key to artery health

Ciprofloxacin may disrupt normal functions of connective tissue

Ciprofloxacin may disrupt normal functions of connective tissue

Patients with colon cancers on the right side have worse survival rates than those with left-sided tumors

Patients with colon cancers on the right side have worse survival rates than those with left-sided tumors

Most surgeons feel pressure to operate under severe emergency situations, finds study

Most surgeons feel pressure to operate under severe emergency situations, finds study

Scientists win NIH grant to study discrete subaortic stenosis

Scientists win NIH grant to study discrete subaortic stenosis

Bone density scans could help determine likelihood of cardiovascular disease

Bone density scans could help determine likelihood of cardiovascular disease

Research shows programmed postnatal transition in newborn’s heart

Research shows programmed postnatal transition in newborn’s heart

Combination of physical fitness and aortic stiffness explains rate of memory decline in older people

Combination of physical fitness and aortic stiffness explains rate of memory decline in older people

Research drug may one day be novel treatment for systemic inflammatory response syndrome

Research drug may one day be novel treatment for systemic inflammatory response syndrome

Study: Exercising for 4-5 days per week is needed to keep the heart young

Study: Exercising for 4-5 days per week is needed to keep the heart young

Johns Hopkins researchers identify protein clumps in diseased hearts

Johns Hopkins researchers identify protein clumps in diseased hearts

Researchers discover new gene associated with aortic aneurysms

Researchers discover new gene associated with aortic aneurysms

Case study shows how intravascular ultrasound imaging helps detect acute aortic syndrome

Case study shows how intravascular ultrasound imaging helps detect acute aortic syndrome

Researchers build molecular networks of calcific aortic valve disease

Researchers build molecular networks of calcific aortic valve disease