Overview of current surgical strategies for aortic disease in patients with Marfan syndrome

@article{Miyahara2015OverviewOC,
  title={Overview of current surgical strategies for aortic disease in patients with Marfan syndrome},
  author={Shunsuke Miyahara and Yutaka Okita},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2015},
  volume={46},
  pages={1006-1018}
}
Marfan syndrome is a heritable, systemic disorder of the connective tissue with a high penetrance, named after Dr. Antoine Marfan. The most clinically important manifestations of this syndrome are cardiovascular pathologies which cause life-threatening events, such as acute aortic dissections, aortic rupture and regurgitation of the aortic valve or other artrioventricular valves leading to heart failure. These events play important roles in the life expectancy of patients with this disorder… CONTINUE READING
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