Tissue Bank (Aortic Valve)
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
Kristin (Valchar) Konopka, BS
Any patients having cardiac surgery where tissue is obtained that have consented for the registry.