Loeys-Dietz Syndrome: Preventive Aorta Surgery shows Positive Outcomes
From ConsultQD Live Admin
Dr. Lars Svensson, chairman of the Miller Family Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute describes the results of a recent paper, presented at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery’s 98th Annual Scientific Session and simultaneously published in the Journal of Thoracic and CardiovascularSurgery. Fifty-three Loeys Dietz Syndrome (LDS) patients were identified from the registry of aorta patients who were medically treated or had surgical management prior to 2017, and found to have better outcomes when treated early with aortic surgery. Dr. Svensson also discusses characteristics to look for when screening for LDS and when to operate on LDS patients.