Cardiovascular Aspects of Marfan Syndrome

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Roland Hetzer, Petra Gehle, Jürgen Ennker
Steinkopff, Jan 1, 1995 - Medical - 131 pages
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Marfan Syndrome is a hereditary disorder of connective tissue which primarily affects the eyes, skeleton, blood vessels, and various structures of the heart.
Since 1943, when the cardiovascular manifestations of Marfan Syndrome were first described, understanding of its nature, diagnostic tools, and surgical treatment have been remarkably improved. Although the specific surgical procedures have reached an advanced standard and general acceptance, many questions remain unanswered and have given rise to ongoing controversy.
Cardiovascular Aspects of Marfan Syndrome presents the advances in understanding the cause and pathogenesis of Marfan Syndrome and its current specific surgical therapy.

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Genetic basis of Marfan syndrome
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Cardiovascular pathology in Marfan syndrome An overview
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Surgical therapy for Marfan syndrome Then and
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