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Marfan syndrome is considered a clinical diagnosis. Three diagnostic classifications comprising first, Marfan genotype with a causative FBN1 gene mutation; second, Marfan phenotype with clinical criteria of the original Ghent nosology (Ghent-1); and third, phenotype with clinical criteria of its current revision (Ghent-2) in 300 consecutive persons referred(More)
WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT * Applying in silico tools such as population pharmacokinetic analysis and simulation will help to find adequate dosing strategies and increase the probability of success for a randomized controlled trial. * Up to now, for carvedilol in paediatric patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) the dose has been(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize cardiac features of patients with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) and large deletions of the NF1 gene region. The study participants were 16 patients with large NF1 deletions and 16 age- and sex-matched NF1 patients without such deletions. All the patients were comprehensively characterized clinically and by(More)
Mitral valve (MV) prolapse (MVP) has a high prevalence of 2% to 3% in the general population and thus constitutes the most common cause of severe nonischemic MV regurgitation (MVR). MVP is also common in persons with the Marfan syndrome. However, to date, a large-scale population-based cohort study using modern echocardiographic techniques has not been(More)
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a disorder of the connective tissue that is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion and that is classically caused by mutations in the gene coding for fibrillin-1, FBN1. The high mortality of untreated MFS results almost exclusively from aortic complications such as aortic dissection and rupture. However, more than half of(More)
  • Moritz Rippe, Julie De Backer, +11 authors Yskert von Kodolitsch
  • 2016
BACKGROUND Mitral valve prolapse syndrome (MVPS) and MASS phenotype (MASS) are Marfan-like syndromes that exhibit aortic dilatation and mitral valve prolapse. Unlike in Marfan syndrome (MFS), the presence of ectopia lentis and aortic aneurysm preclude diagnosis of MVPS and MASS. However, it is unclear whether aortic dilatation and mitral valve prolapse(More)
Children with congenital heart disease need adequate diagnostic classification regarding their cardiovascular status (CVS). N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide (N-BNP) plasma concentration indicates dysfunction of the cardiovascular system and guides decisions concerning treatment and prognosis. Reference values are established for adults, with(More)
The diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS) is based on evaluating a large number of clinical criteria. We have observed that many persons presenting in specialized centers for "Marfan-like" features do not have MFS, but exhibit a large spectrum of other syndromes. The spectrum of these syndromes and the distribution of "Marfan-like" features remain to be(More)
In cardiology, B-type natriuretic peptide and the amino terminal segment of its prohormone (NT-proBNP) are important biomarkers. The importance of these peptides as markers for heart disease in pediatric cardiology is reviewed. The peptide levels are dependent on age, assay, and possibly gender. The normal value range and upper limits for infants and(More)
The purpose of this study was to perform a comprehensive study of dural ectasia (DE) related to FBN1 mutations. We performed a database analysis of two German metropolitan regions of 150 patients (68 men, 82 women; mean age 35 ± 16 years). All patients had a FBN1 mutation and underwent dural magnetic resonance imaging. Age was <16 years in 20, 16-25 in 27,(More)