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Can people with Marfan syndrome live long lives

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Varies by severity: People with mild Marfan syndrome symptoms probably live a pretty normal lifespan. Those with severe symptoms can die from heart valve problems, ruptur ... Read More
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes, depends: The longevity of someone with Marfan depends on the severity of disease. They can live long if there is no significant heart or other marfan-related ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Cardiovascular: Heart & blood vessel problems are most likely to impact your health. Also detached retina, collapsed lung, learning disabilities. See pubmed article o ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Variable signs: Arachnoid digits and limbs are common. High arched pallet, pes cavus, ectopic lens, mitral prolapse, are some other signs, but variability is common. ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Unusual: Each patient with Marfan syndrome has a different presentation. Without long limbs (arms/legs) it would be unusual to have true Marfan syndrome, but t ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Don't worry, see : Your doctor. Since you have physical therapy for some reason, tell your doctor your medical & family history & have a physical exam. If your doctor t ... Read More
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A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
12 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: You might be right! Take him to a doctor for a good evaluation. Best of luck!
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Hyperextensibility: Flat feet can be associated with Marfan syndrome, as joints can be hyperextensible.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
possibly: Possibly, but there are several forms. Evaluation of vascular health would be reasonable.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Usually yes: A Marfan syndrome person with a current or recent pneumothorax (collapsed lung) should not fly (unless the airplane stays close to his airport's altit ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Non-strenguous: Marfan syndrome persons should avoid contact sports. If symptoms are on the moderate to severe side, they can participate in non-contact, non-strenguo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
35 years experience Rheumatology
Usually: A person with marfan's syndrome usually grows to be taller than average.

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