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BACKGROUND Aortic aneurysms cause significant mortality, and >20% relate to hereditary disorders. Familial aortic aneurysm (FAA) has been described in such conditions as the Marfan and Ehlers-Danlos type IV syndromes, due to defects in the fibrillin-1 and type III procollagen genes, respectively. Other gene defects that cause isolated aneurysms, however,(More)
The creation of the NHS is arguably the best gift that the British people have ever given to themselves. For the British public it is our most important institution. Its basic principle of health care, free at the point of delivery, with equal access for all, is part of the soul of the nation. However the loyalty inspired by that principle generates an(More)
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