Aortic surgery in osteogenesis imperfecta: the aorta and beyond
This talk focuses on the diagnosis, risk stratification and management of patients who need aortic surgery due to osteogenesis imperfecta (OI).
OI is a genetic bone disorder characterised by fragile bones that break easily. It is also known as brittle bone disease. A person is born with this disorder and is affected throughout their lifetime.
Our consultants are joined by Associate Professor of cardiac surgery Faisal Mourad, from Ain Shams University Hospital.
- Diagnosis of osteogenesis imperfecta and what to consider.
- Case studies to show how patients present from very mild to severe.
- How the severity of symptoms may vary between affected members of the same family.
- Treatment options to consider.
Professor John Pepper is a consultant cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals and specialises in the treatment of the thoracic aorta and aortic valve with surgical intervention.
Dr Nitha Naqvi is a consultant paediatric cardiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals and specialises in all types of heart conditions presented in babies and children.
Dr Fleur van Dijk is a consultant in clinical genetics and runs the Marfan clinics in Royal Brompton Hospital as part of our inherited cardiac clinics.
Associate Professor Faisal Mourad is a lecturer of cardiothoracic surgery for Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo and has a special interest in aortic surgery and off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB).
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