Aortic Disease
Aortic Disease

Aortic Disease

by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body. It serves as the first exit point for the heart’s blood volume pumped via systole. Many exogenous factors can cause aortic pathology (e.g., exercise, cocaine use), and many systemic and/or genetic conditions can lead to aortic damage or directly cause aortic pathology. Each of these etiologies causes increased relative wall stress on the aorta. The medial layer of the aortic wall is uniquely susceptible to a broad spectrum of pathology, such connective tissue disease, vasculitides, atypical atherosclerosis, and infections. Here, we will cover some of the most common aortic diseases seen in practice.

Course Details

  • Videos 6
  • Duration 0:43 h
  • Quiz questions 22
  • Concept Pages 6


Your Educators of course Aortic Disease

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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Aortic Disease covered in detailed way.
By Gulbanu S. on 08. June 2022 for Aortic Disease

Great explanation including the gene related morphological changes and brilliantly clinical and pathomechanism by a professor Richard Mitchell. Thank you very much indeed.

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By Fatih T. on 11. April 2022 for Aortic Disease

I think Richard is the best, I really enjoy his lectures and understand the complex topics easliy,thank you very much

Great appreciation
By Selin K. on 08. March 2022 for Aortic Disease

Perfect summary for pathophysiology of aortic diseases. With Great appreciation

By Nmll H. on 08. February 2022 for Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection: Medial Architecture

Just wow understood it for the first time best teacher ever