Operative management of Marfan syndrome: The Johns Hopkins experience.


BACKGROUND Doctor Antoine Marfan described the first case of Marfan syndrome in 1896. It was over 50 years later that the development of aortic aneurysms and subsequent rupture was appreciated as the most life-threatening component of the syndrome. METHODS Doctor Vincent Gott, at our institution, performed the first Bentall procedure for an aneurysm of… (More)


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