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What You Can Learn From Basketball Star Isaiah Austin

Tags: genetic counseling, genetics, marfan syndrome

When basketball star Isaiah Austin stood in front of the crowd at June’s NBA draft, the moment had special meaning for people with genetic conditions.


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Marfan Syndrome: Awareness Saves Lives

Tags: aorta surgery, marfan syndrome

People with Marfan syndrome tend to be very tall and have long, thin limbs. That doesn't sound so bad, but Marfan patients are also at high risk for deadly aortic tears. Early detection and diagnosis remains a challenge.


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Chat With a Doctor: Marfan Syndrome and Aorta Disease

Tags: aorta disease, cardiovascular disease, chat with a doctor, marfan syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, web chat, webchat

Register for Online Chat Ask questions and get answers about Marfan syndrome and aorta disease from Cleveland Clinic physicians during a live webchat Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at noon (ET). Marfan [...]


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Questions About Marfan Syndrome or Aorta Disease?

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About 90 percent of people with Marfan syndrome develop changes in their heart and blood vessels. When the walls of the aorta weaken or stretch, there is an increased risk of aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection or rupture (bursting).