A number of new diagnostic screening tools have been developed for the assessment of acute and chronic diseases of the thoracic aorta. Although standardized blood-based tests capable of detecting individuals at risk for aortic aneurysm and dissection disease are not yet available, our current knowledge is expanding at a rapid rate and the future is very promising. In this review, an update of the contemporary knowledge on blood tests for detecting thoracic aortic diseases in both preclinical and clinical settings is provided, offering the potential to predict adverse aortic events, such as enlargement, rupture, and dissection. © 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
|Titolo:||In search of blood tests for thoracic aortic diseases|
TRIMARCHI, SANTI (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||smooth-muscle myosin; C-reactive protein; cardiovascular risk-factor; acid-binding protein; matrix metalloproteinases; D-dimer; plasma-levels; heavy-chain; international registry; biochemical-diagnosis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/22 - Chirurgia Vascolare|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.04.111|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|