Marfan Syndrome

Specialty of Cardiovascular Disease

Marfan syndrome is a genetic cause clinical disease characterized by a disorder in the growth of connective tissue, mainly affecting the skeletal system, eyes, skin and cardiovascular system. This disease may also affect the lungs, at the eye level and especially on the heart, where they can cause stretching or weakening of the aorta, which is known as aneurysm or aortic dilation. The physical appearance of people with this syndrome is very characteristic and characterized by: one tall, with hands and feet disproportionate; high flexibility; deviation of the spine (scoliosis); They may have sunken chest or very prominent; and his face is narrow and thin, often with a small jaw.

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