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Treatment of marfan syndrome

Treatment of marfan syndrome

Treatment of marfan syndrome

Treatment of marfan syndrome

Most people affected by Marfan syndrome lead a normal and productive life. The management of this syndrome includes a multi-dimensional approach.

A cardiologist is needed for thorough evaluation of heart and aorta. Medications like beta blockers may be prescribed to de-stress the aorta and prevent dilatation. Prophylactic antibiotic medication is usually prescribed before any dental procedure to prevent the complication of endocarditis. An annual examination of heart by echocardiography is recommended for evaluation of commencement of any heart complication.

An eye specialist examines the eye and may advice eye-glasses or contact lens for myopic vision. Regular eye examination is also advisable to assess retinal changes. A comprehensive assessment by an orthopaedic specialist is also required who may advise braces to stabilise the spine. Special educational aids may be required for some sufferers with mild learning disabilities. Overall, the outlook of this syndrome is good and affected individuals lead a successful life with a normal life span.

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