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 […]
We created a template referral letter for you to use to simplify the process when you are referring a patient to a specialist for further evaluation or testing for the diagnosis of Marfan syndrome or a related disorder. The letter makes it easy for you to note the features you observed that raise your suspicion of these disorders.
Download the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation's Emergency Alert Card, as well as watch a short instructional video we put together to show exactly how to fill out and fold this card.
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 […]
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