How do doctors treat Marfan syndrome?
While there is no cure for Marfan syndrome, it is possible to treat nearly all of its symptoms. With modern treatments, the life expectancy for people with Marfan syndrome is near normal and most children with the condition live healthy, normal lives.
At Children's Hospital Colorado, our specialty doctors will help your child manage his or her symptoms. Our ophthalmologists can treat any eye complications your child may develop as a result of Marfan syndrome. The orthopedics department can help your child with skeletal complications, such as scoliosis, a curvature of the spine.
At our Heart Institute, we can monitor and treat any weakening of the aorta, the most significant issue that affects children with Marfan syndrome. Our cardiologists use medication to decrease the stress placed on the aorta, and in some cases, our cardiothoracic surgeons may recommend surgery to replace an aorta that has been significantly weakened by Marfan syndrome. Our surgical staff also repairs leaky heart valves associated with the condition.
Learn more about our Marfan Syndrome Clinic for the treatment of this condition.