About 90 percent of people with Marfan syndrome will develop changes in their heart and blood vessels. In this Q&A, Lars Svensson, MD, PhD, answers five of the most common questions he hears from patients with Marfan syndrome.
When it comes to patients being observed for small aortic aneurysms, a benefit of statin therapy is not clearly proven. But it’s worth a discussion with your doctor.
Needing surgery to repair an aortic root aneurysm is a scary diagnosis, but it doesn’t have to be. The methods for fixing this type of bulge in the aorta just above the aortic valve are durable and safe, when performed by experienced surgeons. With modern techniques, you’ll be back in your normal routine in no … Read More
For more than 20 years, vascular surgeons have been implanting endografts (aortic stent grafts) in patients to repair aortic aneurysms. But endografts can be challenging and not all patients are eligible to have them. Cleveland Clinic vascular surgeons offer the ability to treat more patients with endografts. A current research trial is aimed at creating … Read More