Genetic Aortic and Related Disorders Care

We offer treatment for inherited connective tissue disorders affecting your heart, aorta and other blood vessels and organs.

Genetic Aortic and Related Disorders Care

We offer treatment for inherited connective tissue disorders affecting your heart, aorta and other blood vessels and organs.

A Team of Genetic Aortic and Related Disorders Experts

If you’ve inherited a disease that affects your connective tissue, you might experience issues with your heart, blood vessels, skin, bones or other organs.

Our USC Genetic Aortic and Related Disorders (GARD) Center experts work together to help you receive the medical and surgical care you need to stay healthy and live at your best.

We treat many connective tissue disorders, including:

  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Familial thoracic aortic aneurysm/dissection
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Turner syndrome

We offer genetic counseling, education and personalized care plans.

What Should You Know About the USC GARD Center?

Why Choose Us for Connective Tissue and Aortic Disorders Care

We offer comprehensive care by a team of experts specializing in aortic disease, cardiology, medical genetics, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain medicine, physical therapy, primary care and pulmonary medicine.

We perform innovative, noninvasive treatments and specialized surgeries for aortic repair and transplants.

You have access to the USC Comprehensive Aortic Center, which is nationally known for excellence in diagnosis, emergency transport and advanced surgeries.

We’re dedicated to your lifelong well-being and help manage your cardiac and vascular conditions over the long term.

We are ranked among the top programs in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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