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Amer Harky, Ka Siu Fan, and Ka Hay Fan

Introduction Thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections are highly lethal aortic diseases that can present as emergencies and will require urgent surgical treatment: while the majority of patients with dissection and ruptures will not survive

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Sashini Iddawela, Andrew Ravendren, and Amer Harky

Introduction Thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections (TAAD) are relatively less common when compared with other cardiovascular diseases, but can result in significant mortality and morbidity if managed inappropriately ( 1 ). Mortality of

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Paolo Madeddu

of blocking angiogenesis to halt tumor growth and stimulating angiogenesis to treat myocardial ischemia and heart failure ( 5 , 6 , 7 ). Importantly, recent years have seen a further dissection of vascular cell complexity and heterogeneity. In

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Dwitiya Sawant and Brenda Lilly

control smooth muscle cells differentiation during atherosclerosis. Another pluripotency factor, NANOG, is highly expressed in vascular smooth muscle cells and in aortic wall during thoracic aortic dissections. NANOG enhances the proliferation and

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Makeda Stephenson, Daniel H Reich, and Kenneth R Boheler

likely involved in disease progression (see below). These findings suggest that in vitro experimental outcomes depend in part on the lineage origin of vSMCs. Further, the results suggest that the anatomically localized incidence of aortic dissections

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Aurélie Hautefort, Anna Pfenniger, and Brenda R Kwak

Duling BR . Dissection of two Cx37-independent conducted vasodilator mechanisms by deletion of Cx40: electrotonic versus regenerative conduction . American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology 2008 H2001 – H2007 . ( https

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Abdallah Al-Mohammad, David G Partridge, Graham Fent, Oliver Watson, Nigel T Lewis, Robert F Storey, Michael Makris, and Timothy J Chico

a patient with SARS-CoV-2 respiratory infection . European Heart Journal 2020 41 1861 – 1862 . ( https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa286 ) 3 Kumar K Vogt JC Divanji PH Cigarroa JE Spontaneous coronary artery dissection of the left