If you have family members who have been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome on the Central Coast, you may choose to have genetic testing at Dignity Health Central Coast. Marfan syndrome, generally passed on in a family through a gene mutation, affects your tissues and aorta.
If you have been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, Find a Doctor today to learn more about preventing complications and living life fully. Our experts offer personal care that prioritizes your unique needs and well-being.
Identifying Marfan Syndrome Symptoms & Causes at Dignity Health Central Coast
If you have Marfan syndrome, your experience and symptoms are unique to you. Even family members who share this cardiac condition can have very different symptoms. Some common symptoms include a curved spine, flat feet, tall height, unusually flexible joints, sunken chest, and slender build.
If you have received a Marfan syndrome diagnosis, you need to pay special attention to health complications, especially cardiovascular conditions, such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- Pain in your chest
- Heart murmur
Call 911 if you experience any chest pain as you may require emergency care at a Dignity Health Central Coast hospital. Your doctor will help identify your unique symptoms and provide treatments that improve your quality of life and overall well-being.
Personalized Treatment for Marfan Syndrome
Sometimes there is no known cause for Marfan syndrome. In most cases, you are unable to prevent this condition. That’s why it is important to to be aware and talk to your doctor about genetic testing for Marfan syndrome.
Contact a Dignity Health Central Coast doctor to monitor your aorta and your heart. Our experts may suggest medication or surgery. You can rely on us to always offer care for your physical, mental, and spiritual needs.
Dignity Health cardiovascular doctors provide quality care with humankindness for Marfan syndrome on the Central Coast of California.