Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the heart, eyes, blood vessels, and bones. This defect affects the protein that helps in the elasticity of the connective tissue. People with Marfan's syndrome will be tall and lean with heart murmurs, high arch palate, curved spine, flat feet, etc. This may lead to aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, valve deformation of the heart.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have Marfan's syndrome and abnormal tachycardia in the ECG report, but my echocardiogram (echo) report is normal. I want to know whether the size of the abdominal aorta is detected in the echocardiogram report or any special ultrasound of the abdomen is done for that? Marfan's syndrome... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of connective tissue. It can damage the blood vessels, heart, eyes, skin, lungs, and bones. It is caused by the mutation of the FBN1 (fibrillin-1) gene. The cardiac features of Marfan syndrome are aortic valve dilation, mit... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I was born premature and required incubation for the first three months of my life. While in an incubator, I received oxygen daily for my lungs. I am now almost 30 years old. I have health anxiety, and worried that I am more susceptible to lung cancer or illness because of my premature... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Being premature and being on oxygen for the first few months does increase the risk of lung infection, that too in early years of life. Now you are in 30, and I feel you have crossed the stage where you could have been at risk for infection and not for cancer. I am more ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have had a CT scan with contrast and they found this: The noncoronary sinus of valsalva is prominent. At this level, in the coronal plane, the aortic root measures 4.0 cm in diameter. What does this mean and should I do anything about it? I am 37 years old male, exercise a lot. Resting... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your aortic root is mildly dilated. If you do not have any other systemic diseases like any diagnosed syndrome like Marfans or Ehler Danlos etc., then this needs no treatment at present, but just observation. At this borderline dimensions, we just observe the patients ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Abnormal t-wave. High QRS Voltage. Abnormal Qtc. Pulse 60. Two readings were taken. Marfan syndrome present. Male 33 years old, 180 lbs, 6.1 feet tall. Chest tightness, heart palpitations, fast heartbeat, fluttering, fatigue, inverted sternum since birth (abdominal area protrudes, not... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the ECG and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The abnormally high QRS voltage could be due to the chest wall deformity and thus the heart being closer to the chest wall than usual. Hence, the recording electrodes recording high... Read Full »