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Mitral valve prolapse - what are aortic root measurements for Marfan's syndrome.?

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In brief: MVP

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder. People with marfan's are unusually tall, with long limbs, long thin fingers.
The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves (like mitral valve prolapse) and aorta (aneurysms-dilation). Aortic root measurements greater than 1 1/2 times normal are worrisome (average 4cm or greater).

In brief: MVP

Marfan's syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder. People with marfan's are unusually tall, with long limbs, long thin fingers.
The most serious complications are defects of the heart valves (like mitral valve prolapse) and aorta (aneurysms-dilation). Aortic root measurements greater than 1 1/2 times normal are worrisome (average 4cm or greater).
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: MVP or Marfans's?

Marfan's commonly causes both mitral prolapse and aortic root enlargement but these are 2 different entities.
A common cause of death in marfan's is aortic aneurysm dissection - once the aortic root is >4.0 - 4.5 cm, surgical correction should be considered.

In brief: MVP or Marfans's?

Marfan's commonly causes both mitral prolapse and aortic root enlargement but these are 2 different entities.
A common cause of death in marfan's is aortic aneurysm dissection - once the aortic root is >4.0 - 4.5 cm, surgical correction should be considered.
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