Tissue Bank (Aortic Valve)

Full Title

Genetic and Molecular Characterization of Ascending, Descending and Abdominal Aortic Diseases in Patients Undergoing Surgery of the Aortic Valve

Purpose of Study

To obtain tissue samples of patients undergoing cardiac surgery to study for genetic and molecular purposes.

Principal Investigator: Thomas G. Gleason, MD

Division(s)

Research Type

Research Topic

Contact Information

Kristin (Valchar) Konopka, BS
412-647-7271   
valcharka@upmc.edu

Eligibility

Any patients having cardiac surgery where tissue is obtained that have consented for the registry.