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Marfan Syndrome

Marfan Syndrome - What it is

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue, in particularly affecting the heart, blood vessels, skeleton and eyes. Connective tissue provides the structural support and helps to maintain the elasticity of the ligaments, skeletal structures, blood vessel walls and the heart valves.

How common is MFS?

It is estimated that one in 5,000 to 10,000 people are born with MFS. Occurrences of MFS can occur in all races and affect both genders equally.

Marfan Syndrome - How to prevent?

Marfan Syndrome - Preparing for surgery

Marfan Syndrome - Post-surgery care

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