Overview of Cardiac Management in Marfan Syndrome Aortic dissection is the major cause of premature morbidity and mortality in Marfan syndrome. Aortic root aneurysm or dissection and ectopia lentis are cardinal features of Marfan syndrome based on the 2010 Gent nosology. For the full diagnostic criteria, please visit MarfanDX.org. Cardiac features that may be seen […]
People with Marfan syndrome are at up to 250 times greater risk of aortic dissection (a tear or rupture between layers of the aortic wall) than the general population. That’s why it’s important to know the signs of an aortic dissection and what to do. Symptoms of aortic aneurysm may be related to the location, […]
Aortic Imagine: Your Questions Answered Dr. Venkat Polsani, Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging at Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta, provides an overview of the various types of aortic imaging most commonly used in people with Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, VEDS, and other genetic aortic and vascular condition and addresses questions from our community. Webinar recorded April 4, 2021.
Decisions about family planning can be difficult and very emotional when one of the prospective parents has a genetic disorder, such as Marfan syndrome. Before making any decisions, parents should understand the many options now available, as well as the potential risks to the child and the mother. A genetic counselor or the nurse in […]
Emergency Preparedness Kit This kit is your tool to help you be prepared in the event of an emergency. We suggest putting the completed packet in a brightly colored envelope or folder so it is easy to find. At home, keep it near the door so it is handy for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and […]