Diagnosis and Management of Marfan Syndrome by Anne H. Child

By Anne H. Child

This booklet has been written according to the numerous very good questions posed by means of our sufferers and their care groups, questions which deserve the best-informed and recent solutions supplied via our specialists in all of the many healthiness components laid low with Marfan syndrome. the purpose of this article is to supply a precis of the current day knowing of analysis, administration and most sensible scientific and surgical procedure of babies, teenagers and adults with Marfan syndrome. The authors conceal the lifelong difficulties from beginning to outdated age, in each one affected procedure. 40 percentage of this data is the results of new cautious study according to a well-defined longitudinally studied united kingdom sufferer population.​

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Diagnosis of Marfan Syndrome Frequently, Marfan syndrome is not diagnosed until adolescence or adulthood. However, with improved understanding of the value of early diagnosis, it is becoming increasingly common for children to be referred for assessment. 1). This has the benefit of concentrating medical expertise, facilitating research and reducing the number of clinics the family have to attend. An interested paediatric cardiologist is an essential member of the multidisciplinary team. Internationally-accepted diagnostic criteria G.

Emergency medicine: a comprehensive study guide. St Louis: Mosby; 1992. p. 247. 3 Diagnosis and Management of Acute Complications Associated with Marfan 19 8. Da Sancis RW, Doroghazi RM, et al. Aortic dissection. N Engl J Med. 1987;317(17):1060–7. 9. Zappa MJ, Harwood-Nuss A. Recognition and management of aortic dissection and thoracic aortic aneurysm. Emerg Med Rep. 1993;14(1):3–4. 10. Treasure T, Raphael MJ. Investigation of suspected dissection of the thoracic aorta. Lancet. 1991;338:490–5. 11.

N Engl J Med. 2015;372(10):980–1. 29. Patel ND, et al. Valve-sparing aortic root replacement in children: intermediate-term results. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011;12(3):415–9; discussion 419. 6 Cardiac Management Yukiko Isekame and Sabiha Gati Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a disease in which connective tissue becomes weak because of genetic mutation, resulting in aortic dilatation, aneurysm, dissection, aortic regurgitation and mitral valve prolapse. Epidemiology MFS is inherited in an autosomal dominant mode, caused by mutations in the FBN1 gene which encodes fibrillin-1.

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