Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes connective tissue to be overly flexible. This cardiovascular condition can affect your heart by causing enlarged arteries. Although there’s no cure for Marfan syndrome, Dignity Health Central California offers treatment options to avoid complications and provide compassionate care if they occur.
At our advanced heart centers, our expert cardiologists provide personalized Marfan syndrome treatment in Central California. Find a Doctor online for compassionate heart care.
Treatment Options for Marfan Syndrome at Dignity Health Central California
When Marfan syndrome affects your heart, you’ll need quality treatment to prevent serious complications.
To reduce your risk of a life-threatening complication, your doctor may recommend any of the following treatment options:
- Surgery to replace or repair your aorta
- Medications to lower your blood pressure
- Medications to make your heart beat slower and prevent heart strain
If you have Marfan syndrome, ongoing monitoring of your heart health is also part of your individualized treatment. You will work with your doctor to choose treatment based on your symptoms and to lower your chances of serious complications.
Which Marfan Syndrome Treatment is Best for Me?
The symptoms of Marfan syndrome are different for each person. At Dignity Health Central California, our treatment aims to reduce your specific symptoms and prevent future problems. Deciding on a treatment will largely depend on your overall health and your preferences.
Marfan syndrome also presents unique challenges in pregnant women and may lead to a high-risk pregnancy. Treatment may be different if you’re pregnant. The maternal fetal medicine specialists at Dignity Health Central California can help you find a treatment that’s safest for you and your unborn baby.
For specialty heart care, trust the cardiologists at Dignity Health Central California. We’re committed to your well-being and can help you live a long, healthy life with our personalized treatment for Marfan syndrome.
Dignity Health Central California offers expert Marfan syndrome treatment in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.