It all starts in the heart. - Gainesville Community Seminar Series
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1 - 2:45 p.m.
LADIES — LET’S GET TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER.
AORTIC ANEURYSM: THE SILENT KILLER.
Sometimes it’s the illnesses you can’t see that can be the most harmful. Thoracic aortic aneurysm, or TAA, is an enlargement of the thoracic aorta. It is rarely symptomatic until it ruptures or leads to aortic dissection — then it can be fatal. The causes are multifactorial, but smoking, high blood pressure and family history are all risk factors. Fortunately, with early surgical intervention, TAA can be effectively treated and prevent these life-threatening complications. Learn more about thoracic aortic aneurysm's here.
SPEAKER: George Arnaoutakis, M.D., UF Health Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Please note: Both men and women are welcome to attend these seminars.