I wasn’t around for the plenary session at conference – where various doctors present their latest research – because I was with the teens, but I did hear about this study by Dr. Lynn Sakai. My understanding is that she is trying to develop a blood test that would measure aortic size, to better individualize when a person should have surgery. Pretty cool, eh?
Right now the study is recruiting in 3 sites: Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; and Houston, TX. More information can be found in the picture I took of the study flyer below. I heard they might be looking at expanding sites, so if that turns out to be the case, I’ll let you all know!