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Are you at risk for AAA in marfans?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: AAA in Marfans

People with marfans have weaker, stretchy walls in their blood vessels which do make aneurysms more common than in people without marfans.

In brief: AAA in Marfans

People with marfans have weaker, stretchy walls in their blood vessels which do make aneurysms more common than in people without marfans.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Marfans is a connective tissue disorder that can affect, amongst other structural tissues, the aorta.
In hypertensives in particular, marfans does make one more susceptible to abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. These can detected and treated by a variety of methods, but confirmation of the diagnosis is important.

In brief: Yes

Marfans is a connective tissue disorder that can affect, amongst other structural tissues, the aorta.
In hypertensives in particular, marfans does make one more susceptible to abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. These can detected and treated by a variety of methods, but confirmation of the diagnosis is important.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Patients with marfan are not only at risk for aaa, but they can develop a AAA at a much younger age.

In brief: Yes

Patients with marfan are not only at risk for aaa, but they can develop a AAA at a much younger age.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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