Take Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms Seriously

Learning whether you are at risk may save your life.


In December 2022, a 49-year-old sports journalist named Grant Wahl collapsed and died while covering the World Cup games. According to his stunned colleagues, he had appeared healthy and complained only of fatigue. When an autopsy revealed the cause of death to be a ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA), soccer fans clamored for more information about this condition.

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