Dr Victoria McKay, Consultant in Cardiovascular Clinical Genetics from the Liverpool Aortovascular Hub at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, presents a concise overview of genetic testing for aortic dissection.
The presentation explains from a Primary Care point of view:
- who needs diagnostic genetic testing and the criteria for testing
- how to be referred for genetic testing
- The types of results you might expect
- Why genetics is important, not just for the patient, but also for their wider family
David Attree, who underwent elective surgery to repair a previously unknown aortic aneurysm following the loss of his cousin to AD, asks Dr Victoria McKay questions from a patient and family perspective.
This resource is made up of two parts. An expert presentation by Dr Victoria McKay followed by a question-and-answer session between David and Dr Victoria McKay.