Marfan Syndrome-An Echocardiographer's Perspective

Chih Chieh Yu, Yi Ning Su, Jiunn-Lee Lin, Ling Ping Lai

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Abstract

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a rare disease that has a devastating outcome when cardiovascular complications occur. MFS diagnostic criteria have been revised several times since the causative mutation was detected. The most specific diagnostic phenotype is cardiovascular manifestation, which also signals the need for close follow-up; MFS patients may ultimately develop lethal complications during their third or fourth decade of life. An echocardiographer must be familiar with the cardiovascular presentation of the MFS patient and be aware of specific measures to be followed if MFS is suspected. Patients should be examined carefully for other disease symptoms to differentiate MFS from alternative diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medical Ultrasound
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aortic dissection
  • Ectopia lentis
  • Fibrillin
  • Marfan syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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