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Is it possible for someone with mild Marfan syndrome and perfect eyesight with no dislocated lens be a pilot?

Is it possible for someone with mild Marfan syndrome and perfect eyesight with no dislocated lens be a pilot?

Yes: A person with marfan's would need to meet the same standards as anyone else. The diagnosis of marfan's syndrome would not automatically disqualify a person. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott McLean
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Marfan Syndrome (Definition)

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by defects in a protein called fibrillin that, along with collagen, provides most of the structural support of our tissues. Individuals with Marfan's are often tall, lanky, have long arm spans, and are hyperflexible. The most serious complication of Marfan's is caused by defects in the wall of the aorta, the large blood vessel that leaves the heart and supplies the ...Read more


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Hello im a marfan syndrome patient i wanted to know if my heart is good or not to become a pilot?

Hello im a marfan syndrome patient i wanted to know if my heart is good or not to become a pilot?

Maybe: Having Marfan syndrome by itself does not mean you cannot be a pilot, but having the condition does increase your risk of specific heart and aortic conditions , a few of which could be life-threatening without immediate medical assistance. A cardiologist (heart Doctor) can run some tests to help you determine your risk. ...Read more

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Would creatine help someone with marfan's syndrome?

No specific benefit: Creatine has been shown to possibly improve performance in short duration high intensity anaerobic efforts. Marfan's syndrome is a disorder of connective tissue--creatine might help you increase the number of reps or speed/power of a specific aerobic exercise but won't have any specific benefit related to underlying marfan's. ...Read more

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I heard that abraham lincoln had marfans. Is that why he was so tall and thin?

I heard that abraham lincoln had marfans. Is that why he was so tall and thin?

Controversial: A very controversial subject, but unconfirmed. Individuals with marfan's syndrome have armspans greater than height, which represents the primary diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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What is Marfan syndrome?

Genetic disorder: Of connective tissue that affects many bodily systems.The national marfan foundation has a very nice website that will answer any questions you have about marfan syndrome. Go to www.Marfan.Org. ...Read more

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What is Marfan syndrome ?

Marfans/ehler danlos: Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder, tissues that strengthen bodies structures. In most cases it is inherited condition, but approx 30% of patients have no family history tall arms and height, affects lungs, heart and aorta, eyes causing cataract, skin problems, and tissue covering the spinal chord. ...Read more

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What causes Marfan syndrome?

What causes Marfan syndrome?

Genetic mutation: Marfan syndrome is caused by a gene mutation (in the fbn1 gene). A mutation leads to defective, weakened connective tissue throughout the body. Symptoms show up in the parts of the body where shape and structural integrity relies a lot on the weakened type of connective tissue. ...Read more

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