Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, also known as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 4, is a genetic disorder that weakens the support for key body structures, such as blood vessels and organs. The major sign of vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is life-threatening rupture of major blood vessels or organs. 

Family history is a main risk factor for vascular Ehlers-Danlos. We can help you understand your risks at our Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, located at the Heart & Vascular Center.

Diagnosing Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Our specialists can diagnose you through a physical exam, imaging and genetic testing. 


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