Coexistence of multiple and widespread cardiovascular complications in a patient with Marfan syndrome

Marco Magnoni, Filippo Figini, Daniela Piraino, Domenico Cianflone

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Abstract

Inherited connective tissue diseases such as Marfan syndrome are frequently associated with cardiovascular manifestations. Aortic involvement with dilation and dissection is the most common finding and the major cause of death in Marfan syndrome patients. We report the echocardiographic study of a 53-year-old male patient with uncommon coexistence of cardiovascular abnormalities typical of connective tissue disease at first clinical presentation in acute clinical setting: dissection of the descending aorta associated with severe mitral regurgitation due to leaflet flail and massive aortic insufficiency due to ascending aortic enlargement, leading to left ventricular dilation and dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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Marfan Syndrome
Connective Tissue Diseases
Dissection
Dilatation
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Thoracic Aorta
Cause of Death

Keywords

  • Aortic dissection
  • Cardiac valvular regurgitation
  • Echocardiography
  • Marfan syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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Coexistence of multiple and widespread cardiovascular complications in a patient with Marfan syndrome. / Magnoni, Marco; Figini, Filippo; Piraino, Daniela; Cianflone, Domenico.

In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, Vol. 41, No. 3, 03.2013, p. 195-198.

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