Marfan syndrome is a cardiovascular condition that runs in families and causes a gene mutation that affects tissues and the heart’s aorta. You may want to consider genetic testing if you have family members who have been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.
At Dignity Health Central California, your heart care team can create a personalized treatment plan for your physical, mental, and spiritual needs. Find a Doctor today if have been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome in Central California and want to learn more about preventing complications and living life fully.
Identifying Marfan Syndrome Symptoms & Causes at Dignity Health Central California
Marfan syndrome symptoms may vary. Even family members with this cardiac condition can have very different symptoms. A curved spine, flat feet, tall height, unusually flexible joints, sunken chest, and slender build are among common symptoms.
If you have received a Marfan syndrome diagnosis, your doctor will monitor you for potential health complications, especially cardiovascular conditions and symptoms such as:
- Pain in your chest
- Heart murmur
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
Visit one of the following Dignity Health Central California heart hospitals or call 911 if you experience any chest pain as you may require emergency care:
Your experienced cardiovascular doctor will identify your unique symptoms and provide personalized treatments that improve your quality of life and overall well-being.
Treating Marfan Syndrome with Humankindness
Sometimes there is no known cause for Marfan syndrome. That's why it is important to to be aware and talk to your doctor about genetic testing for Marfan syndrome.
If you are diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, your Dignity Health Central California doctor will monitor your heart and recommend treatments. This may include medications or surgery for Marfan syndrome. Trust your doctor to provide care with humankindness at every turn.
Dignity Health Central California's cardiovascular doctors provide quality care for Marfan syndrome in Bakersfield, and Stockton, CA.