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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.

“I sadly lost my father and, more recently, my brother to AD. ┬áThe resources online have helped me to better understand the condition and the possible risks to the rest of the family.”


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