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A 25-year-old member asked:

can vitamins and minerals help the heart problems brought on with marfan's syndrome?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: There are no vitamin or mineral supplements that can help with the heart problems in Marfan syndrome.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Marfan's: Marfan's is a genetic syndrome, vitamins and minerals aren't likely to hurt a patient but won't necessarily make a difference to the marfan's manifestations.

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Variable: Some defects like small ventriculoseptal defects close all by themselves and require no intervention, others like hypoplastic left heart require transplant. Unfortunately how you manage the defect depends upon the exact nature of the disease.
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Is it safe to take vitamin b5 while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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No: A simple pulmonary function test is not an exercise test requiring running or biking. It is just recording breathing volumes during normal breathing and forced expiration.
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Can breast implants affect how easily one can hear a heart murmur?

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Why can one's personality change after open heart surgery?

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Major life event: Heart surgery brings one to recognize one's vunerability and some react with fear and depression - can be treated with medications. Others react with a positive change in their attitude towards loved ones and life generally.

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