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Familial aortic dissection: a report of rare family cluster.
  1. M Toyama,
  2. A Amano,
  3. T Kameda
  1. Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kameda General Hospital, Chiba, Japan.


    Acute aortic dissection occurred in three of four siblings without Marfan syndrome. All of them were successfully treated by operation and remain well 6-42 months after operation. Their mother died suddenly in another hospital of acute aortic dissection. All her siblings were dead and cardiovascular disease was suspected in all of them.

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