What treatments/medications are there for someone with Marfan syndrome?

For the heart... From a cardiologist's perspective, we want to make sure that the aorta is not too enlarged and that the blood pressure is well controlled. Classically we use a beta blocker to reduce wear and tear on the aorta, but newer trials are ongoing to see if a class of medicines known as ACE-inhibitors are helpful for this. There are important eye and ligament things to keep track of as well.
Marfan's Syndrome. The most concerning problems with Marfan's syndrome deal with heart and aortic dilatation. Medical therapy includes medications to decrease the stress on the heart and the Aorta such as beta blockers. Many patients need to have valve replacements and Aortic root grafting. There is also a high incidence of scoliosis which may require treatment.
There R many types- -of Marfan's syndrome. As far as I know only symptomatic Rx. There R a lot of things that can be effected. Heart, eyes, ligaments R the common 1's. U have to search hard to find a sub-specialist who is knowledgeable about Marfan's.

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For someone with Marfan syndrome. Is there treatments that can prolong his life expectancy?

Several treatments! Yes! children and adults with marfan syndrome can have gradual widening of the aorta - the major artery connected to your heart. Sometimes the aorta becomes so weak that it breaks. But your cardiologist can use an ultrasound machine to watch your aorta very carefully. She can treat you with medicines to slow down the enlargement, and your chest surgeon can even replace your aorta if necessary. Read more...
Yes. While there is no specific rx for this genetic connective tissue disorder, life is prolonged by treating it's complications. This reminds me of my patient i operated on for acute dissection of ascending aorta 26 years ago and 10 years later for enlarging abdominal aortic aneurysm. He is still alive today and i see him annually for check up. Read more...

Can or should I get treatment if Marfan syndrome and infertility?

It depends. If you are a man or a woman you need genetic counseling to understand the risk of genetic transmission. To avoid this risk, ivf+preimplantation genetic diagnosis is available for marfan syndrome. If you are a man or a woman then you need to be tested for various fertility factors just like any-one who's unable to conceive for 1y. Women need cardiac evaluation esp. For aortic root dilatation. Read more...

Is Marfan syndrome dangerous? Any possible medication to get rid of the possible health problems?

Potentially yes.. Marfan syndrome is a disorder of the connective tissues which strengthen the body--medically, it affects the skeletal (weaker tissues, joints, flatfeet etc) , cardiovascular (dilated aortic root, valve trouble etc..), eye (cataract/lense dislocation), and skin systems. Most dangerous is involvement in the heart as above. Unfortunately, no specific medication available. Consult doc. Good luck. Read more...

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

Yes. A person can be a sport pilot if he is in good general health and has no problems that would make it dangerous for him to fly (a medical exam is not needed). If one wants to be a commercial or airline pilot, medical exams are needed. If one's eyes are fine, there may still be questions about the risk of aortic rupture. One should read up on the faa rules before seeing an aviation medical examiner. Read more...
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...