When a person is affected with Marfan syndrome, a physician may recommend that certain agents/circumstances be avoided such as:
- Activities that cause joint injury or pain (such as contact sports)
- Medications that can stimulate the cardiovascular system
- LASIK surgery for correction of visual deficits
- For affected people at risk for recurrent pneumothorax, breathing against a resistance or positive pressure ventilation
We recommend that you consult with a medical geneticist to discuss agents/medications/circumstances that should be avoided with Marfan syndrome. You can find a medical geneticist at the American College of Medical Genetics website.
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