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How effective is atenolol (Tenormin) for treating Marfan syndrome?

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Dr. Leslie Fleischer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Aortic Dilatation

There are two chronic issues in Marfan's from the cardiovascular point of view.
1. Ascending aortic dilatation. 2. Mitral valve disease. By reducing heart rate and blood pressure, Atenolol reduces shear stress in the ascending aortic, reducing the rate of dilatation. By reducing blood pressure, the mitral valve will be less incompetent. Take the med. See your doctor regularly.

In brief: Aortic Dilatation

There are two chronic issues in Marfan's from the cardiovascular point of view.
1. Ascending aortic dilatation. 2. Mitral valve disease. By reducing heart rate and blood pressure, Atenolol reduces shear stress in the ascending aortic, reducing the rate of dilatation. By reducing blood pressure, the mitral valve will be less incompetent. Take the med. See your doctor regularly.
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