The National Marfan Foundation (www.marfan.org) has excellent information on recognizing, diagnosing, and managing aortic emergencies. Check out their list of questions and answers related to aortic dissection for answers to questions that you or your doctor may have.
Aortic disease survivor Benjamin Carey has an inspiring story of surviving aortic disease and open heart surgery to go on and participate in triathlons (with his cardiovascular surgeon!). His experience with aortic disease led him to create a blog (www.heartosaurus.com). His dedication to raising aortic disease awareness led him to the John Ritter Research Program, which he writes about in his most recent post. Check it out!
The “Research” page of the John Ritter Research Program has now been updated. Check it out for information about the research we’re doing, frequently asked questions about taking part in research, and what it takes to take part in research.
Amy Yasbeck spoke with Joy Behar on “The Joy Behar Show” about her new book, aortic awareness, and the new collaboration between UTHealth and The John Ritter Foundation.
Actress, author, and aortic health advocate Amy Yasbeck shared stories from her new book and the importance of aortic awareness on “The View”, September 14, 2010. Amy shares with the co-hosts and the audiences the hereditary nature of aortic aneurysms and dissections and encourages people to be aware of their family history.
Watch the full episode of “The View” here.
The establishment of the John Ritter Research Program at UTHealth was officially announced today in a press release by UTHealth’s media relations team. This exciting announcement coincides with the release of John Ritter’s widow and aortic advocate Amy Yasbeck’s new memoir, which details John’s life, death, and the importance of aortic awareness.
Watch and listen to Amy Yasbeck discuss John Ritter’s life, her new book, and the importance of aortic disease awareness on The Today Show–September 14, 2010.
Tune in tomorrow, September 14, 2010, to hear Amy Yasbeck, John Ritter’s widow, discuss her new book and raise awareness about the John Ritter Research Program in Aortic and Vascular Disease. She will be on The View, the Today Show, and the Joy Behar Show. Check your local listings!!
Also, check back for upcoming opportunities to see the John Ritter Research Program and UTHealth in the media!
Amy Yasbeck appeared September 7, 2010 on “Good Day LA” to discuss the release of her new book and the collaborative effort between the John Ritter Foundation and the John Ritter Research Program in Aortic and Vascular Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Actress, writer, and aortic health advocate Amy Yasbeck’s new book, With Love and Laughter, John Ritter was released on September 7, 2010. The memoir shares funny and touching stories about John and Amy’s lives, both together and before they met. Amy writes candidly about the experience of losing John to an undiagnosed aortic dissection, dealing with the sudden loss of her husband, and using a tragedy to help raise awareness for aortic health.