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It's (a very special) Topic Tuesday!

Good morning friends! Thank you for joining us for another week of #TopicTuesday! As you know, #AorticDiseaseAwarenessMonth has come to an end, but it was an absolute pleasure spending 4 weeks learning and raising support for our cause with you.

Today’s blog is going to be a little bit different than what we usually do, we are running a trivia challenge! We are going to ask a series of questions on topics that Duc and Adham discussed last month to see how much Aorta knowledge we all know!

We will be sharing the answers with you tomorrow morning. Without further ado, lets get into it!

  1. On September 5, I wrote a post about Aorta 101. Can you remind me, what are the three layers of the aorta? Hint, they all start with tunica !

  2. Also from our September 5 Aorta 101 post, what is the official name for when an aortic valve is “leaky”?

  3. On September 6, we discussed Thoracic Abdominal Aneurysms (TAA). Can you name one risk factor for TAA?

  4. On September 12, Due discussed (AAA) can you let us know around what size (in centimeters) is it recommended to have surgical replacement of the AAA with synthetic material?

  5. September 8, Duc shared some information about aortic dissections. Can you name one connective tissue disease that puts you at risk for aortic dissection?

  6. Also from that blog post, we discussed the difference between Type A and Type B aortic dissections. Can you tell us, which one involves the descending part of the aorta?

  7. On the 11th, we disucssed the aortic valve! Remind us, how many leaflets do most aortic valves contain?

  8. Also from the aortic valve blog post, what are the two ways we could replace the valve? Here’s a hint, one of them can be done using a small cut in your groin, shoulder or neck.

  9. From our September 12 blog post, who are the two types of surgeons that can help treat aortic disease?

  10. On the 13th, Duc discussed some of the imaging tests we use to diagnose aortic disease. Can you name 2 images he wrote about?

Be sure to place your answers down below (with question numbers next to each answer)! Answers will be announced tomorrow at 10 AM! Good luck and thanks for joining us today! Talk soon and remember always #ThinkAorta!



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