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Endovascular Repair in Marfan Syndrome Patients

The Professional Advisory Board of The Marfan Foundation is in agreement with the Expert Consensus Document on the Treatment of Descending Thoracic Aortic Disease Using Endo-Vascular Stent-Grafts (Ann Thorac Surg 2008;85:S1-41) and the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines entitled “Surgical Management of Descending Thoracic Aortic Disease: Open and Endovascular Approaches” (Circulation 2010; 121:1544–79) which indicate that stent-grafts are contraindicated in patients with Marfan syndrome and related connective tissue disorders.

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