Dr Bart Loeys is a medical researcher at Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium. In 2005, together with his colleague Dr Hal Dietz, he discovered the gene responsible for a variation of a cardiovascular disease called Marfans Syndrome, which was subsequently named after them as Loeys-Dietz Syndrome. In this lecture, Dr Loeys presents an overview of how the condition was discovered, as well as some of its genetic and physical characteristics.
His lecture was given as part of a Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Patient Day which was held at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford on 5th September 2015, and organised by University of Oxford cardiologist Dr Alex Pitcher. Dr Loeys, Dr Dietz and many other medical specialists were in attendance to offer knowledge, advice and guidance to over 150 LDS patients and their family members who’d travelled from across Europe to attend.
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