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Aortic Abnormalities: How to Identify Pediatric Patients at Risk

Pediatric cardiologist Emilio Quezada, MD, discusses signs that a young patient should be evaluated for genetic syndromes – such as Marfan syndrome – associated with thoracic aorta dilation and aneurysm. He presents family history and visual cues that should alert primary care providers to the need for potentially lifesaving evaluations, then lays out important guidelines on management, monitoring and referrals.

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Emilio Quezada, MD.

Emilio Quezada, MD

Pediatric cardiologist

Dr. Emilio Quezada is a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease with fetal echocardiography, using ultrasound to image the fetal heart. His main focus is outpatient evaluation and and treatment ...

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