About GenTAC

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) created the National Registry of Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Cardiovascular Conditions (GenTAC) in 2006. The purpose of GenTAC is to establish a registry of patients with genetic conditions that may be related to thoracic aortic aneurysms and to collect medical information and biologic samples. The samples and information will be available to researchers to help identify the best medical practices and to advance the clinical management of genetic thoracic aortic aneurysms and other cardiovascular complications. More than 2,500 participants have been enrolled in the registry since 2006. The following pages describe GenTAC in more detail: