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?Marfan Syndrome

I had a M.V.P. repair done in 2006 , I was 66. I have an echo every year ,just had one today Jan. 16th & picked up a copy of my last echo ie Feb 2007 and noticed in the Summary   it now had added   Borderline Aortic Root Dimension .
Having done some research on the net !! I am now concerned that maybe I have Marfan syndrome (as this is a new addition to my echo report ,not there post op. ) especially as my Mother died in 2006 of a Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm. She had Hypertension, I do not ,neither do I smoke etc and am only 115lbs  5 ft. 4 INS.
An opinion would be appreciated . I do see my Cardio. but not for another month .
penny 607
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hi
Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that affect mainly 3 systems
skeltal system
unusualy long stature, hyperkinetic joints,  contractures, kyphoscoliosis, bossing of forehead, pectus carinatum or excavatum(anomalies in chest) hyperextensibility

eye
myopia, dislocation of lens, reduced vision

heart
mvp, aortic root dilatation

atleast 2 systems shud be affected to diagnose marfans

but have a thorough follow up by series of echos as ur doctor advice.
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Usually people with Marfans Syndrome are tall and lanky.
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many thanks for the info.
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Your Welcome. If you have any more questions about Marfans let me know. My daughter has Marfans.
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How was your daughter finally diagnosed with Marfans?  My son is 13 and his cardiologist kept asking if we have tall people in our family, but never mentioned marfans by name.  My son was found to have aortic root dilation, measuring 28-30mm.  It was found during a routine echo.  He is 5'8" tall and weighs 125 lbs.  The md just said to schedule a follow up echo in one year.  I hate to just sit and wait, when we could possibly be doing something to delay the growth (medication).  The md also placed no restriction on physical activity, he plays baseball.  Seeing him do his workouts with his team makes me nervous.  Any info would be appreciated.  Thanks!
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