Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos is one of six different types of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, and it is the most common. Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos is a connective tissue disorder that predominantly affects the skeletal system. It is characterized by loose joints, often associated with chronic (long-term) joint pain. What other names do people use for Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos? What are the […]
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a defect of the aortic valve that is present at birth. The aortic valve allows oxygen-rich blood to flow from the heart to the aorta. The aorta is the major blood vessel that brings blood to the body. Normally, there are three valve flaps (leaflets) in the aortic valve. In […]
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 […]
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