Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is an inherited disorder that will affect the connective tissue around the heart, eyes, blood vessels and skeleton. 

The cause of Marfan syndrome is a defect in the gene that allows the body to produce a protein giving the connective tissue elasticity.

Damage from Marfan syndrome can range from mild to severe however if the heart and blood vessels are affected the condition can become life-threatening.

Symptoms of Marfan syndrome may include:

  • Tall and slender build
  • Heart murmurs
  • Disproportionately long arms, legs, fingers and toes
  • A high, arched palate and crowded teeth
  • Extreme nearsightedness
  • A breastbone that protrudes outward or dips inward
  • An abnormally curved spine
  • Flat feet

For appointments or more information on the treatment of Marfan Syndrome please call 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355 or email us.