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My doc said I have marfan's disease, what can I do now?
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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Marfan expert
The most serious common complications of marfan syndrome are cardiac (aortic aneurysm, mitral valve disease) so an important part of your team should be a cardiologist who is an expert in marfan syndrome.
You should have regular echocardiograms to monitor for cardiac complications. Probably you should take either a beta blocker and/or an angiotensin receptor blocker. Also, see a geneticist.

In brief: Marfan expert
The most serious common complications of marfan syndrome are cardiac (aortic aneurysm, mitral valve disease) so an important part of your team should be a cardiologist who is an expert in marfan syndrome.
You should have regular echocardiograms to monitor for cardiac complications. Probably you should take either a beta blocker and/or an angiotensin receptor blocker. Also, see a geneticist.
Dr. Steven Neish
Dr. Steven Neish
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Get confirmation
If a primary care doctor tells a person he has marfan syndrome, the person should see a geneticist to confirm the diagnosis.
If confirmed, he can get more information from the national marfan foundation website. He should also see specialists, such as a cardiologist to check the heart and aorta, an ophthalmologist to check the eyes, etc... He can notify his relatives to check their aortas, etc...

In brief: Get confirmation
If a primary care doctor tells a person he has marfan syndrome, the person should see a geneticist to confirm the diagnosis.
If confirmed, he can get more information from the national marfan foundation website. He should also see specialists, such as a cardiologist to check the heart and aorta, an ophthalmologist to check the eyes, etc... He can notify his relatives to check their aortas, etc...
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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