The aim of this study is to determine that all the Patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) often present with acute catastrophic aortic events at a young age and have a shortened life span. This study examines the impact of presentation and demographics on late survival in patients with MFS.
Adults with confirmed MFS in our thoracic aortic center dataset were identified and statistical analysis performed to identify the incidence and predictors of aortic interventions and late mortality.
We identified 301 patients with a MFS initial diagnosis at age 17 years (interquartile range, 4-30 years) with presentation into our thoracic aortic center at 21 years (interquartile range, 8-34 years). The average follow-up in our center was 10 ± 10 years. Clinical features were 41% male, 86% white race, coronary artery disease 28%, hypertension 40%, peripheral vascular disease 19%, and anti-impulse agent in 51% (β-blocker, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor/angiotensin receptor blocker, calcium channel blocker). Distribution of operative aortic pathology was isolated to the ascending aorta (70%) and descending aorta (8%).
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