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Prophylactic Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Prophylactic Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

A 68-year-old man presented for evaluation of a 5.0-cm asymptomatic ascending aortic aneurysm. He was managed medically until a family member was also diagnosed with a thoracic aortic aneurysm. His aneurysm was, therefore, likely to be genetically predisposed, and he underwent early prophylactic ascending aorta replacement.

JACC Case Reports Editor-in-Chief 

Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC

CME Editor 

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD



Nadira Hamid, MD


Important Dates

Date of Release: April 4, 2023 

Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC Expiration: April 3, 2024

Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
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