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. The resources online have helped me to better understand the condition and the possible risks to the rest of the family.”Jo