Study finds a high percentage of veteran endurance athletes — 20 to 25 percent — had aortas larger than the upper limit of clinical normality.
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
MGH Heart Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MD, Harvard Medical School
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
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Dr. Isselbacher's research focuses primarily on thoracic aortic disease and echocardiography. He is the co-founder and co-principal investigator of the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD), which is the world's largest registry of patients with aortic dissection and has been the leader in investigating optimal diagnostic and treatment strategies for this disease. In the Massachusetts General Hospital Thoracic Aortic Center, he and his colleagues have been investigating the clinical and molecular genetics of thoracic aortic disease of all etiologies. He also has been engaged in research in the clinical application of echocardiography. He is author or co-author of over 100 original research publications in medical journals.
Selected recent publications: See link