GenTAC Videocasts

Dr. Milewicz and Dr. Shalhub: Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Sherene Shalhub, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Washington discuss the genetic basis of vascular EDS and the prevention of vascular complications using medical therapies.

Federico M. Asch: ICORE - 2/14/2014

Federico M. Asch, MD, FACC, FASE, the Associate Director of the Echocardiography Core Lab and Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Georgetown University, discusses the GenTAC imaging core and the current research projects underway.


Dr. Devereux: Imaging - 1/2/2014

Richard Devereux, M.D., Director of the Adult Echocardiography Laboratory at the Weill Cornell Center of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, discusses imaging of the aorta. He highlights how imaging varies by age, gender, and imaging technique and discusses best practices.


Dr. Maslen and Dr. Silberbach: Turner Syndrome - 11/15/2013

Cheryl L Maslen, Ph.D., Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and of Molecular and Medical Genetics and Michael Silberbach, M.D., Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at Oregon Health & Science University discuss the Turner Syndrome research being done by the GenTAC team. They highlight the incidence of aortic disease in this patient population and discuss the research on genetic associations.


Dr. Milewicz: Genetics - 10/1/2013

Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) discusses the genetics research being done by the GenTAC team.  She highlights research on families with a clear inherited pedigree for thoracic aortic aneurysm and/or aortic dissection and genetic tests available for familial disease. 


Dr. Tolunay and Dr. Desvigne-Nickens: Introduction to GenTAC - 8/15/2013

Dr. H. Eser Tolunay, the Deputy Chief of the Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch and Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, Program Director in the Heart Failure and Arrhythmias Branch introduce and discuss the origins of the GenTAC Registry at NHLBI. They describe the cohort of patients in the Registry and the resources available to investigators.