Chicago Med Supports The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health
The most recent episode of Chicago Med featured a case of Acute Thoracic Aortic Dissection, a cause that is dear to cast member Steven Weber. Almost twenty years ago, in 2003, Steven’s friend John Ritter passed away due to the condition, leading his widow Amy Yasbeck to create The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health.
Both Steven and the Chicago Med team support of the mission of JRF: to raise awareness of Thoracic Aortic aneurysm and Dissection through research, education, and advocacy.
Aortic dissection is a deadly condition, with 20-50% of patients passing away before making it to the hospital. The chance of death from aortic dissection increases 2% per hour reaching 90% if undiagnosed.
The John Ritter Foundation is dedicated to improving the identification of individuals at risk for aortic dissections through medical research, seeking to provide accurate information to the general public about the disease and its risk factors. We are actively raising awareness of thoracic aortic disease, including risk factors, proper medical and surgical management, and recognition of symptoms.
Visit their website for resources and information that could save your life or the life of a loved one.
Tonight’s episode of #ChicagoMed featured a case of Acute Thoracic Aortic Dissection, a condition that is personal to #StevenWeber. Learn more about the @johnritterfdn here: https://t.co/MN0a9EmR0t pic.twitter.com/vM2S6ob7VH
— Wolf Entertainment (@WolfEnt) October 6, 2022