Long-term outcome in patients with Marfan syndrome: is aortic dissection the only cause of sudden death?

@article{Yetman2003LongtermOI,
  title={Long-term outcome in patients with Marfan syndrome: is aortic dissection the only cause of sudden death?},
  author={Anji T Yetman and Renee A. Bornemeier and Brian W McCrindle},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={329-32}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess outcomes in a series of young patients with Marfan syndrome and to define the prevalence of ventricular arrhythmias in this patient population. BACKGROUND While sudden death is a well-recognized outcome in Marfan syndrome, ventricular arrhythmias are not well described. METHODS Patients were followed with echocardiography, electrocardiography, and ambulatory electrocardiography. The prevalence and associated factors for ventricular dysrhythmias were defined… CONTINUE READING