Medical Management for Marfan Syndrome
Marfan syndrome is an inherited disorder of the connective tissue (fibers that provide the framework and support for the body) that is estimated to occur in at least 1 in 5,000 persons. It is seen in all races and ethnic groups, and can appear at any age. Marfan syndrome is characterized by multiple abnormalities in the connective tissue primarily affecting the skeletal system (bones and ligaments), the cardiovascular system (heart and blood vessels), the eyes, the lungs, and the skin.
At the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, the multidisciplinary team at the Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders Clinic offers a variety of treatment options in order to best fit the specific needs of each patient. The medical treatments offered at the Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders Clinic for cardiovascular abnormalities include:
An evaluation for Marfan syndrome at the Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders Clinic may include the following tests for diagnosis and follow-up:
For more information regarding Marfan syndrome and related disorders, please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312-NM-HEART (664-3278) or request a first time appointment online.
In addition, the most credible source of information about Marfan syndrome is the National Marfan Foundation (NMF). Please visit the NMF website.