Five years ago, James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics Vivian Ho"s brother passed away from an undiagnosed dissecting aortic aneurysm. In a very personal Aug. 17, 2010, blog post, Ho shares how a medical error in detecting the life-threatening condition led to her brother"s untimely death. She also suggests ways to prevent other such incidents, both to the patient and the health care professional.

Do you know the symptoms of an aortic aneurysm? Read Vivian Ho"s post on the Baker Institute Blog.