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Manning's 'Aortic Aneurysm Awareness Day' Legislation Passes Senate, Heads to Governor

September 2, 2020
Gayle Manning News

State Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) announces that her legislation House Bill 364 passed the Ohio Senate today. The bill would designate Feb. 13 as “Aortic Aneurysm Awareness Day” in order to help public health throughout the state.

It is estimated that 43,000 patients die each year from aortic diseases.

Presenting no symptoms, an aortic aneurysm is an abnormal enlargement or bulging of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the human body. Increased awareness and early detection are critical to managing the condition and reducing the risk of rupture and death.

“The legislation is meant to provide people across Ohio with the education about aortic aneurysms,” said Manning. “My hope is that people can learn about the risk factors and receive the proper treatment in order to save lives.”

This issue is personal to Manning. Her husband and former Lorain County Prosecutor, the late Jeff Manning, passed away due to an aortic aneurysm.

House Bill 364 also passed out of the Ohio House in February, and after passing out of the Senate today, the bill will now be sent to the governor to be signed into law.

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