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Can a 16-year-old with severe untreated marfan's die due to too much exercise?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not exactly
Marfan's patients need to choose their form of exercise in consultation with a specialist.
The aorta is prone to tear, and this is a consideration in choosing what the person will do. No one really wants to go through life without the enjoyment of physical exercise, and a marfan person need not forgo something this important.

In brief: Not exactly
Marfan's patients need to choose their form of exercise in consultation with a specialist.
The aorta is prone to tear, and this is a consideration in choosing what the person will do. No one really wants to go through life without the enjoyment of physical exercise, and a marfan person need not forgo something this important.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Marfan's syndrome is a connective tissue disorder which weakens the wall of the aorta.
This most commonly leads to a tear in the aorta or an aortic dissection. This can also lead to an aortic aneurysm. If you know you have marfan's you should be evaluated with a ct angiogram by a cardiac surgeon to determine if exercise is safe.

In brief: Yes
Marfan's syndrome is a connective tissue disorder which weakens the wall of the aorta.
This most commonly leads to a tear in the aorta or an aortic dissection. This can also lead to an aortic aneurysm. If you know you have marfan's you should be evaluated with a ct angiogram by a cardiac surgeon to determine if exercise is safe.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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