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Marfan's syndrome is an inherited disorder that causes problems in the connective tissues of the blood vessels, heart, and eyes, and affects the muscles, ligaments, bones, and tendons. People with Marfan's syndrome tend to be tall and thin with long arms, legs, fingers, and toes.
Because of problems with their connective tissues, people who have Marfan's syndrome are at risk of:
Treatment for Marfan's syndrome includes treating specific problems related to the connective tissue disease, such as heart problems.
Last Revised: November 2, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
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