Arterial tortuosity and change with age in young patients with aortopathy

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Background In pilot studies, increased vascular tortuosity is associated with adverse outcomes in children and young adults withheritable thoracic aortic disease, specifically Marfan syndrome (MFS) and Loeys Dietz syndrome (LDS). It is known that vertebral artery tortuosity is highly prevalent in older adults who do not have heritable thoracic aortic… (More)

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