Marfan Syndrome

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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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