Marfan syndrome is a life-threatening genetic condition that causes problems with the body’s connective tissue, which holds the cells, organs, and tissues together. Because it can cause serious heart-related concerns, NYU Langone cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons work together to diagnose this lifelong condition. It also affects the bones, eyes, lungs, and nervous system, so other specialists, including ophthalmologists and orthopedic doctors, may also be involved in your care.
Cardiovascular surgeons at NYU Langone’s Center for Complex Aortic Disease, the Heart Valve Center, and NYU Langone heart programs are experts in treating the often serious heart-related consequences of Marfan syndromeare experts in treating the often serious heart-related consequences of Marfan syndrome, including aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm, aortic valve disease, and mitral valve disease.
Doctors at NYU Langone may approach mild symptoms of Marfan syndrome with watchful waiting, in which symptoms are observed for changes that may require treatment. For moderate to severe symptoms that affect the aorta, bones, eyes, and lungs, doctors use medications or surgery.
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