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      Early-Onset Familial Dilatation of the Ascending Aorta

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          A mother and her two children with idiopathic ascending aortic dilatation are reported. This provides further evidence that genetic factors are involved in the etiology of aortic aneurysms and calls for screening first-degree family members, including children, of young adult patients diagnosed with this condition.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1999
          January 2000
          17 January 2000
          : 92
          : 1
          : 68-70
          Affiliations
          aCardiology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, bDepartment of Radiology, cCardiovascular Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery and dDivision of Medical Genetics, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, and eMetabolism and Molecular Disease Unit, Children’s Hospital University of Zürich, Switzerland
          Article
          6949 Cardiology 1999;92:68–70
          10.1159/000006949
          10640800
          © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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