Marfan syndrome is a disorder of the connective tissue that supports all of the body's structures, such as the skeleton, nervous system, heart and other vital organs. Marfan syndrome can lead to life-threatening heart conditions and other serious health problems.
Treatment for Marfan Syndrome at UVA
Our specialists can diagnose you through a physical exam and an echocardiogram.
Treatment depends on how Marfan syndrome affects your body and focuses on symptom management. You may need surgery or medication.
You'll require frequent visits with your doctor to check for any problems caused by Marfan syndrome.
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Aortic Aneurysm & Connective Tissue
Weaker connective tissue from diseases like Marfan or Ehlers-Danlos syndromes can put you at risk for an aortic aneurysm. Cardiac surgeon Kenan Yount, MD, explains how we work together to watch and treat your connective tissue disease and aortic aneurysm. View connective tissue disease transcript.