This study is researching all of the following topics:AAA ( Abdominal aortic aneurysm )Aortic dissectionAortic valve disorderAV stenosis ( Aortic valve stenosis )AVR ( Aortic valve regurgitation )BAV ( Bicuspid aortic valve )Marfan's syndrome
Location of study visits:
Ann Arbor, MI
This study is looking for:
Both men and women
Volunteers with specific conditions
All ages welcome
The purpose of this project will be to learn more about individuals with aortic diseases and other cardiovascular related conditions.
What is involved?You will be asked to answer a survey about your medical history. The survey will also ask you about any family members who have had cardiovascular diseases. You will have blood drawn from a vein in your arm. Different components of the blood will be studied such as the genes, proteins and biomarkers to find out how they relate to your cardiovascular condition. The blood will be kept in storage so that we can continue to study your sample in the future. The study team may look at your medical records in the future for updated information about the diagnosis or treatment of your cardiovascular condition or other associated health conditions.
If your hospital treatment includes cardiac surgery, we will ask you if you'll let us keep some of the tissue that the surgeon removes from your body. Usually, surgeons throw away this tissue. If you're not having surgery, we won't collect a tissue sample. If we do collect your tissue, we'll keep it in storage so that we can continue to study components of your tissue sample such as genes, proteins, and biomarkers.IRB number: HUM00052866 Study posted on: 08/04/2015 Posting will be taken down on: 08/01/2016
Study TeamPrincipal Investigator: Willer, Cristen JDepartment: Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine