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  • Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder of the body’s connective tissue, which may affect the heart, eyes, skeleton and lungs.
  • The most serious effects include those on the cardiovascular system, particularly the heart valves and aorta.
  • There is no cure, but the syndrome can be managed with careful monitoring, medication, surgery and lifestyle changes, including the avoidance of heavy physical activity and contact sports.

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Reviewed on: 03-06-2019