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Hello. Can be done Nuss procedure if I have right bundle brand block plus insignificant mitral valve prolapse and suspected Marfan syndrome?

Nuss procedure. The co existing conditions do not contraindicate the procedure;find a center of physician with some experience for more definitive advice at your age. Read more...

Mitral valve prolapse - what are aortic root measurements for Marfan's syndrome.?

MVP. Marfan's syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder. People with marfan's are unusually tall, with long limbs, long thin fingers. The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves (like mitral valve prolapse) and aorta (aneurysms-dilation). Aortic root measurements greater than 1 1/2 times normal are worrisome (average 4cm or greater). Read more...
MVP or Marfans's? Marfan's commonly causes both mitral prolapse and aortic root enlargement but these are 2 different entities. A common cause of death in marfan's is aortic aneurysm dissection - once the aortic root is >4.0 - 4.5 cm, surgical correction should be considered. Read more...

How effective is heart valve repair for treating Marfan syndrome?

Effective. Cardiac surgery is effective for treating the cardiovascular effects of Marfans syndrome but need careful evaluation for proper timing of surgical intervention. Because Marfans is a degenerative tissue disease usually replacement rather than repair is indicated for long term success both in the cardiac and vascular system. Read more...

18yrs female with mild mitral prolapse she's tall, thin&hypermobile, is that Marfan synd.? Is she can gain weight in future? What's the advise for food

Mitral Valve . Prolapse is usually, if not invariably, associated with dysautonomia, an imbalance in the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Commonest cause is poor diet, especially sweet "junk" food, sugar, pop etc. Read more...
Get Checked. Diagnosing marfan syndrome depends on specific criteria (ghent criteria). The signs you mentioned could be consistent with marfan, but more information is needed to make the diagnosis. As for the other questions, i would need far more information to provide useful, and prudent advice. Please discuss these issues with your doctor so you do not receive potentially harmful advice. Read more...

How does a baby get tested for Marfan syndrome?

See a geneticist. There are many options for genetic testing for marfan syndrome, but for a baby the best answer comes not from tests but from a careful history, family history, and physical examination. Sifting through the information and making sense of it in light of the new diagnostic guidelines (the 2010 ghent criteria) may show you that testing makes sense - or maybe not. Your clinical geneticist can help. Read more...

Can people with Marfan syndrome live long lives?

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, rupture of the aorta, tension pneumothorax, etc..., before they reach old age. Of course, those with moderate symptoms will have a lifespan in between. Read more...
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 conditions. Read more...

What type of exercise is good for people with Marfan syndrome?

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-strenguous activities such as golf, bowling, walking, yoga, or tai-chi. If mild to moderate in severity, they can try non-contact, moderately strenguous activities such as biking or swimming. The national marfan foundation website is helpful. Read more...
Hard to say . Marfan syndrome is associated with aortic root dilation so those that have that should not do heavy resistance / weight lifting. It also is also with easily dislocated joints especially shoulder so some sports say football would not be a good idea. However these thing depend on what each individual expression of the syndrome is so consult with your doctor. Read more...