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Overview of Cardiac Management in Marfan Syndrome
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 […]
Referral Letter and Features Chart
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.
Know the Signs of an Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection
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, […]
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