Good News for Valve-Sparing Surgery in Marfan Syndrome.

SEE PAGE 1445 M arfan syndrome is the most common inherited connective tissue disorder in humans, but has an uncommonly unfavorable natural history (1). Life expectancy is shortened by about one-third, usually because of aortic dissection and rupture in the third decade of life (2). Over the past 40 years, remarkable progress has been made to improve the… CONTINUE READING