Biomarkers in TAA-the Holy Grail.

  title={Biomarkers in TAA-the Holy Grail.},
  author={Guido H. W. van Bogerijen and Jip L. Tolenaar and Viviana Grassi and Chiara Lomazzi and Sara Segreti and Vincenzo Rampoldi and John A. Elefteriades and Santi Trimarchi},
  journal={Progress in cardiovascular diseases},
  volume={56 1},
Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is a silent disease, often discovered at a time point that dramatic complications, as rupture and dissection, occur. For the detection of asymptomatic TAA and prevention of such complications, it is essential to have an adequate screening tool. Until now, routine laboratory blood tests have played only a minor role in the… CONTINUE READING