Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that makes your connective tissue too flexible. This can cause serious heart complications such as an aortic aneurysm.
Early diagnosis makes a difference in helping those with Marfan have a better quality of life. Treatment can help prevent complications and address them if they occur.
If you are diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, work closely with your a doctor at Dignity Health Southern California long term to monitor your condition.
Our doctors are highly trained in treating Marfan syndrome with personal care. We believe that humankindness is the basis of any treatment plan. Find a Doctor to receive expert Marfan syndrome treatment at one of our convenient locations in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and in Inland Empire cities San Bernardino, Fontana, and Highland.
Marfan Syndrome Prevention
Research has not yet shown that Marfan syndrome is preventable. Some people inherit the condition from a parent, and some people are born with Marfan without inheriting it. It’s important to know that if you have Marfan, you can pass it on to your children. Your doctor can connect you with a specialist in genetics before you start a family.
If you do become pregnant, you may have special risks that can lead to serious complications. At Dignity Health Southern California, a cardiologist and an obstetrician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies can be brought into your health care team to advise.
Marfan Syndrome Treatment at Dignity Health Southern California
The most common treatments for Marfan syndrome include:
- Medications to lower your blood pressure
- Medications to make your heart beat slower and help avoid stressing the aorta (the large artery that carries oxygen-rich blood to your body)
- Treatments for complications that may affect your lungs, spine, or eyes
- Surgery to repair or replace part of your aorta
- Long-term monitoring of your heart health
Considering Your Marfan Treatment Options
At Dignity Health Southern California, you are a person first, not just an illness. Symptoms and life challenges vary from person to person. Your doctor will talk with you in depth and develop a personalized treatment plan that works for you now and evolves as you do. Your doctor will explain the goals, risks, and risk-reduction strategies for each treatment option.
Receive caring, complete Marfan syndrome treatment in Southern California at Dignity Health.