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Can you have marfan's syndrome and not have any heart problems?

Can you have marfan's syndrome and not have any heart problems?

Yes, but be careful!: Marfan syndrome can lead to very dangerous enlargement of the aorta (aneurysm) and leaky heart valves. Patients with marfan need regular followup with a cardiologist! ...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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Marfan syndrom? So skinny no heart problems but little bit nearsighted i have no beard im 20 years old,look younger than my age ,59 kg and 184 cm.

Marfan syndrom? So skinny no heart problems but little bit nearsighted i have no beard im 20 years old,look younger than my age ,59 kg and 184 cm.

Some clues...: Some clues for Marfans include arachnodactaly or spider like long fingers, syndactaly or double jointedness, eye lens detachment history, and a long arm span. A mid-systolic murmur on physical exam with mid systolic click might suggest mitral valve prolapse with mitral regurgitation. If any of these are evident it would be worth seeing a doctor for further workup. Marfans usually runs in family ...Read more

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Im having chest pain but my BP and HR are normal. I had broken heart syndrome in 2011 but no other heart problems should i be concerned?

Im having chest pain but my BP and HR are normal. I had broken heart syndrome in 2011 but no other heart problems should i be concerned?

Don't take chances: It's not worth it to take chances, especially after a potentially dangerous condition such as Broken Heart Syndrome (AKA Takotsubo). It's best to call 911 now, if you're still having the pain, you feel dizzy, pass out, or you're short of breath, because this could be a heart attack. ...Read more

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Is there a link between chronic fatigue syndrome and heart problems?

Is there a link between chronic fatigue syndrome and heart problems?

Not specifically: Cfs is a condition without a known cause. Yet you would be expected to have fatigue if your heart is not working right. In that case, it would be considered a heart failure and not cfs. ...Read more

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Can you die from hypermobility syndrome like people die of heart valve problems with marfan's?

Can you die from hypermobility syndrome like people die of heart valve problems with marfan's?

Hypermobility: The term "hypermobility syndrome" is usually used to refer to persons who have excessive mobility of their joints (eg., can bend their thumbs all the way back to touch their forearm, etc.) while it may be associated with increased achiness, it does not do any serious harm. Marfan's disease is a specific genetic condition which features both hypermobility and a separate heart valve abnormality. ...Read more

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What are the chances of medications, like strattera, (atomoxetine) causing acquired long qt syndrome in a healthy person with no family history of heart problems?

What are the chances of medications, like strattera, (atomoxetine) causing acquired long qt syndrome in a healthy person with no family history of heart problems?

Prolonged QT: Strattera (atomoxetine) is an antidepressant which is used to treat adhd symptoms. As with other antidepressants that share the same mechanism of action, it can cause prolonged qt in an other wise healthy person. ...Read more

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Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more