Latest Marfan syndrome Stories
Some doctors might see a patient with Marfan syndrome once or twice a year.
Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have shown that iPS cells, viewed as a possible alternative to human embryonic stem cells, can mirror the defining defects of a genetic condition — in this instance, Marfan syndrome — as well as embryonic stem cells can.
Richard Holbrooke, John Ritter, Lucille Ball, Jonathan Larson and Great Britain's King George II were all taken by the same silent killer: an acute aortic dissection.
Centers focus on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, adult congenital heart disease, Marfan syndrome and valvular heart disease Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Aurora St. Lukeâ€™s Medical Center announces the opening of specialty heart centers dedicated to patients with complex heart conditions.
Study to enroll patients with severe aortic stenosis for nonsurgical aortic valve replacement. Milwaukee (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 Aurora St.
The most lethal and sudden cardiovascular event can be the toughest for doctors to diagnose.
Scientists at Johns Hopkins have shown in laboratory experiments in mice that blocking the action of a signaling protein deep inside the heart's muscle cells blunts the most serious ill effects of high blood pressure on the heart.
Johns Hopkins researchers have compiled what they believe are reliable lists of tell-tale physical signs to help doctors recognize children with Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndromes.
Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes excessively tall stature and long extremities. It is carried by the gene FBN1, which encodes the connective protein fibrillin-1, and is a dominant trait. The human genetic makeup contains a pair of FBN1 genes, so because of its dominance, inheriting one affected FBN1 gene from either parent will result in Marfan's syndrome. It effects both males and females, and has no ethnic bias. It was named after Antoine Marfan,...
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