Special Issue "Advanced Research on Inherited Aortic Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 629
Inherited aortic diseases are a group of genetic disorders that affect the structure and function of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. These conditions include Marfan syndrome, Ehlers–Danlos syndrome, Loeys–Dietz syndrome, and familial thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection. The aorta may become weakened, leading to the formation of aneurysms or dissections, both of which can be life-threatening if left untreated. The genetic basis of these conditions is well established, with mutations in genes encoding extracellular matrix proteins, in addition to the emergence of signaling receptors, being the most common causes.
Advanced research into inherited aortic diseases has focused in recent years on developin a better understanding of the pathophysiology of these conditions, identifying novel genetic mutations, developing effective diagnostic tools, and improving treatment strategies. Recent advances in molecular genetics and next-generation sequencing technologies have led to the identification of new genes associated with inherited aortic diseases, as well as the development of targeted therapies. In addition, new imaging techniques, such as computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance imaging, have enabled earlier detection of aortic aneurysms and dissections, important breakthroughs which may improve patient outcomes.
Despite these advances, much remains to be learned about the underlying mechanisms of inherited aortic diseases, particularly with regards to genotype–phenotype correlations and the role of environmental factors. Further research into this field may lead to improved diagnostic and treatment strategies, as well as a better understanding of the genetic basis of other cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Wassim Mosleh
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