Marfan syndrome

Christopher G. Harris, Beth Croce (Illustrator), David H. Tian (Editor)

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    Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects connective tissue in the body. This disorder can be inherited from an affected parent or may occur through a spontaneous genetic mutation. Connective tissue is a necessary structural component in the body as it holds tissues and organs together and ensures normal growth and development. Since it is found throughout the body, many different organs can be affected by the disorder. These include the heart, blood vessels, eyes, lungs, bones, joints and skin. Some of these defects can lead to serious complications and may be life-threatening. Early diagnosis and treatment are necessary to prevent these complications and ensure a good quality of life for those affected.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)437
    Number of pages1
    JournalAnnals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


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