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Heart Disease and Marfan Syndrome

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What Is the Outlook for People With Marfan Syndrome?

A better understanding of Marfan syndrome, combined with earlier detection, regular follow-up care, and safer surgical techniques, has resulted in a better outlook for people with this syndrome.

In the past, the average age of death for people with Marfan syndrome was 32 years old. Today, with the help of early diagnosis, appropriate management, and long-term follow-up care by an experienced team of health care providers, most people with the disorder live active, healthy lives with a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.

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Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on February 10, 2014
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