Marfan syndrome

Common Name(s)

Marfan syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a disorder of the connective tissue. Connective tissue provides strength and flexibility to structures throughout the body such as bones, ligaments, muscles, walls of blood vessels, and heart valves. Marfan syndrome affects most organs and tissues, especially the skeleton, lungs, eyes, heart, and the large blood vessel that distributes blood from the heart to the rest of the body (the aorta).
 

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Canadian Marfan Association

Increasing awareness, saving lives, and improving the quality of life for patients, their families, and medical professionals affected by Marfan syndrome, genetic aortic disorders, and related connective tissue disorders through national programs of education, support, and research.

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2013

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Kids with Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

Our organization was formed in 1985 with the main mission of providing support, information, resources, and education for the families of the children living with congenital heart defects and to promote public awareness of the issues that these families live with on a day to day basis.

Last Updated: 4 May 2015

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The Marfan Foundation

The Marfan Foundation creates a brighter future for everyone affected by Marfan syndrome and related disorders. •We pursue the most innovative research and make sure that it receives proper funding. •We create an informed public and educated patient community to increase early diagnosis and ensure life-saving treatment. •We provide relentless support to families, caregivers, and healthcare providers. We will not rest until we’ve achieved victory—a world in which everyone with Marfan syndrome or a related disorder receives a proper diagnosis, gets the necessary treatment, and lives a long and full life.

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Marfan syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

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Canadian Marfan Association

Increasing awareness, saving lives, and improving the quality of life for patients, their families, and medical professionals affected by Marfan syndrome, genetic aortic disorders, and related connective tissue disorders through national programs of education, support, and research.

http://www.marfan.ca

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2013

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Kids with Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

Our organization was formed in 1985 with the main mission of providing support, information, resources, and education for the families of the children living with congenital heart defects and to promote public awareness of the issues that these families live with on a day to day basis.

http://www.kidswithheart.org

Last Updated: 4 May 2015

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The Marfan Foundation

The Marfan Foundation creates a brighter future for everyone affected by Marfan syndrome and related disorders. •We pursue the most innovative research and make sure that it receives proper funding. •We create an informed public and educated patient community to increase early diagnosis and ensure life-saving treatment. •We provide relentless support to families, caregivers, and healthcare providers. We will not rest until we’ve achieved victory—a world in which everyone with Marfan syndrome or a related disorder receives a proper diagnosis, gets the necessary treatment, and lives a long and full life.

http://www.marfan.org

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Marfan syndrome" returned 315 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Design and rationale of a prospective, collaborative meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials of angiotensin receptor antagonists in Marfan syndrome, based on individual patient data: A report from the Marfan Treatment Trialists' Collaboration.
 

Author(s): Alex Pitcher, Jonathan Emberson, Ronald V Lacro, Lynn A Sleeper, Mario Stylianou, Lynn Mahony, Gail D Pearson, Maarten Groenink, Barbara J Mulder, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Julie De Backer, Anne M De Paepe, Eloisa Arbustini, Guliz Erdem, Xu Yu Jin, Marcus D Flather, Michael J Mullen, Anne H Child, Alberto Forteza, Arturo Evangelista, Hsin-Hui Chiu, Mei-Hwan Wu, George Sandor, Ami B Bhatt, Mark A Creager, Richard B Devereux, Bart Loeys, J Colin Forfar, Stefan Neubauer, Hugh Watkins, Catherine Boileau, Guillaume Jondeau, Harry C Dietz, Colin Baigent

Journal: Am. Heart J.. 2015 May;169(5):605-12.

 

A number of randomized trials are underway, which will address the effects of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) on aortic root enlargement and a range of other end points in patients with Marfan syndrome. If individual participant data from these trials were to be combined, a meta-analysis ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2015

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The economic impact of Marfan syndrome: a non-experimental, retrospective, population-based matched cohort study.
 

Author(s): Dmitrij Achelrod, Carl Rudolf Blankart, Roland Linder, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Tom Stargardt

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Marfan syndrome is a rare disease of the connective tissues, affecting multiple organ systems. Elevated morbidity and mortality in these patients raises the issue of costs for sickness funds and society. To date, there has been no study analysing the costs of Marfan syndrome from ...

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2014

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New population-based exome data question the pathogenicity of some genetic variants previously associated with Marfan syndrome.
 

Author(s): Ren-Qiang Yang, Javad Jabbari, Xiao-Shu Cheng, Reza Jabbari, Jonas B Nielsen, Bjarke Risgaard, Xu Chen, Ahmad Sajadieh, Stig Haunsø, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Morten S Olesen, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen

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Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a rare autosomal dominantly inherited connective tissue disorder with an estimated prevalence of 1:5,000. More than 1000 variants have been previously reported to be associated with MFS. However, the disease-causing effect of these variants may be questionable ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2014

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The terms "Marfan syndrome" returned 39 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of periodontitis on cardiovascular manifestations in Marfan syndrome. Critical common role of TGF-β.
 

Author(s): Jun-ichi Suzuki, Norio Aoyama, Yuichi Izumi, Mitsuaki Isobe, Issei Komuro, Yasunobu Hirata

Journal: Int Heart J. 2015 ;56(2):121-4.

 

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a systemic connective tissue disorder that is caused by mutations in the extracellular matrix protein fibrillin-1. While MFS patients are considered to be at high risk of dental disorders and cardiovascular complications, little causal relationship has been ...

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2015

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Surgical management of aortic root disease in Marfan syndrome and other congenital disorders associated with aortic root aneurysms.
 

Author(s): Tom Treasure, J J M Takkenberg, John Pepper

Journal: Heart. 2014 Oct;100(20):1571-6.

 

Elective root replacement in Marfan syndrome has improved life expectancy in affected patients. Three forms of surgery are now available: total root replacement (TRR) with a valved conduit, valve sparing root replacement (VSRR) and personalised external aortic root support (PEARS) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2014

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Medical treatment of aortic aneurysms in Marfan syndrome and other heritable conditions.
 

Author(s): Christine H Attenhofer Jost, Matthias Greutmann, Heidi M Connolly, Roland Weber, Marianne Rohrbach, Angela Oxenius, Oliver Kretschmar, Thomas F Luscher, Gabor Matyas

Journal: Curr Cardiol Rev. 2014 May;10(2):161-71.

 

Thoracic aortic aneurysms can be triggered by genetic disorders such as Marfan syndrome (MFS) and related aortic diseases as well as by inflammatory disorders such as giant cell arteritis or atherosclerosis. In all these conditions, cardiovascular risk factors, such as systemic arterial ...

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2014

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Development of a Blood Test for Marfan Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Marfan Syndrome; Marfan Related Disorders; Control Subjects

 

Last Updated: 27 May 2014

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Aortopathy in Persons With Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Turner and Marfan Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Turner Syndrome; Bicuspid Aortic Valve; Marfan Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2015

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Last Updated: 8 Jun 2010

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