Inflammatory and Genetic Diseases of the Aorta and Peripheral Vessels
Inflammatory changes to the aortic wall can be caused by a multitude of diseases. The broad spectrum of pathogenic factors and nonspecific clinical presentation often delay initial diagnosis; however, a precise determination of the underlying pathology is essential for successful management. The aim of this lecture is to describe the pathogenesis, symptoms and diagnosis of aortitis and equip healthcare providers with the knowledge required to perform adequate treatment following an appropriate diagnostic workup.
Original release date: August 2021
Review date: August 2023
Cardiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Primary Care Physicians, Podiatrists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, General Internists, Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and other interested healthcare providers.
- Recognize the important imaging characteristics of large vessel vasculitis (Takayasu’s Arteritis, Giant Cell Arteritis, IgG4-Related Disease).
- Effectively identify patients with the three most common underlying genetic diseases of the aorta (Marfan Syndrome, Loeys-Dietz Syndrome, Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (Type IV).
- Implement evidence-based management strategies for inflammatory and genetic vascular diseases.
Jeffrey W. Olin, D.O., FACC, FAHA, MSVM
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director, Vascular Medicine and Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory
Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and
Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, N.Y.
Jeffrey W. Olin, D.O., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Conference Directors and Planning Committee Members
Barry T. Katzen, M.D., conference director of this educational activity, has indicated that he is a consultant for Boston Scientific, Philips Medical and W.L. Gore.
Howard Katzman, M.D., conference director of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship to disclose with ineligible companies.*
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
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