Multidisciplinary Aortic and Vascular Disease Clinic

The Aortic Disease Clinic focuses on patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections, congenital vascular disorders including bicuspid aortic valve and other congenital vascular diseases including Marfan syndrome and Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Defects in some of these genes also affect other parts of the vascular system and can result in intracranial aneurysms, early onset coronary artery disease, ischemic stroke, and Moyamoya disease.

If patients know they carry a particular gene defect, they can be treated with medications and monitored for signs of disease. In the case where there appears to be a familial link but the gene defect has not been discovered, family members can undergo regular screening. The clinic offers long-term cardiology follow-up for patients with imaging surveillance, same-day interpretation of echocardiograms, and timely referrals for surgery or medical genetics evaluation and genetic counseling as appropriate.

Article: Aortic disease focus of new clinic

Note: You might also be interested in our Medical Genetics clinic.


(713) 500-6715

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(713) 500-6715

M-F 8am-5pm

6410 Fannin Street, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77030

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Physicians at Multidisciplinary Aortic and Vascular Disease Clinic

Genetic Counselors

  • Ellen S. Regalado, MS, CGC
    Genetic Counselor, Instructor
  • Tracy A. Bensend, MS, CGC
    Genetic Counselor, Instructor
  • Alana C. Cecchi, MS, CGC
    Genetic Counselor, Instructor


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