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Marfan's Syndrome - Symptoms

Marfan's Syndrome - How to prevent?

Marfan's Syndrome - Diagnosis

The following are diagnostic features of Marfan’s Syndrome:

  • Enlargement of the major blood vessel from the heart (aorta) may further weaken its wall, resulting in rupture and sudden death.
  • Mitral valve prolapse which results in 'leaky' mitral valve.

    marfan's syndrome vs normal heart


skeleton marfan's syndrome Scoliosis Inward caving breastbone

  • Tall thin stature
  • Disproportionately long limbs and fingers
  • Spine maybe curved (scoliosis)
  • Joint hyper-mobility
  • Abnormal shaped chest: inward caving breastbone
  • High-arched palate, crowding of teeth
  • Flat foot


Thorough eye examination by an ophthalmologist to check for lens dislocation/retina detachment and severe myopia (short-sightedness).


Collapse of the lung may occur in estimated 10% of patients with Marfan’s Syndrome, requiring hospital admission for treatment.

Marfan's Syndrome - Preparing for surgery

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