TheYale Center for Thoracic Aortic Diseaseprovides comprehensive management for patients with an aneurysm or aortic dissection.
The center was one of the first, if not the very first, formally designated thoracic aortic disease center. It is now one of the largest centers in the world for clinical care of patients with aneurysms and encompasses one of the most active centers for basic science and clinical research in aortic diseases.
The team at Yale has contributed substantially to the level of knowledge regarding aortic diseases. They have helped to clarify when aneurysms can be followed and when they need surgery. They have determined that aneurysms are often genetic in origin and are close to identifying the errant genes. They recommend strongly that family members of affected patients be screened, and are equipped to do this at the time of your visit. They are able to monitor aneurysm activity by some highly specialized blood tests, and they aim, through research and expert clinical care, to keep aneurysm patients safe from this virulent disease.