I think calling it “Aortic Disease” is misleading. An aneurysm is a condition or state of the aorta. A dissection is an event that can be the end result of an undiagnosed aneurysm. However, there are a number of diseases or conditions that can lead to an aneurysm. Marfans, BAV, blockage in the from high cholesterol leading to an abdominal aneurysm.Thanks for the heads up, I found this on John Ritter, I never realised what he died from until now.
I currently know of a woman with Loeys Dietz syndrome who has a very recently discovered aneurym with a 30-40% chance of dissection and is also pregnant and not due for another 4 months, so hopefully it hangs in there until bubba has arrived.