Recurrent aortic dissection in Marfan's syndrome: possible effects of anticoagulation.

@article{Kantelhardt2003RecurrentAD,
  title={Recurrent aortic dissection in Marfan's syndrome: possible effects of anticoagulation.},
  author={Sven R. Kantelhardt and Venkat R Pasnoori and Jai Varma and Arash Rezazadeh and Buddhadeb Dawn},
  journal={Cardiology in review},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={240-3}
}
Recent reports support the role of a valve-sparing procedure in ascending aortic dissection in patients with Marfans syndrome. A 49-year-old woman with Marfans syndrome and prior aortic aneurysm repaired with a composite graft presented with sudden-onset chest pain. Following an initial negative computed tomographic (CT) scan, a long dissection involving the descending thoracic and abdominal aorta was discovered on a repeat CT scan a few hours later. Symptoms improved gradually with optimal… CONTINUE READING