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Can a leaky heart valve be solved?
Can a leaky heart valve be solved?

Author(s): Larisa Anghel, Radu A. Sascău, Mircea Balasanian, Liviu Macovei, Iuliana Ardeleanu, Domnica Rădulescu, Rodica Radu, Cristian Stătescu
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: Marfan syndrome; mitral regurgitation; mitral valve prolapse; cardiac surgery; heart failure; cardiac complication;

Summary/Abstract: The Marfan syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disease of the connective tissue, leading to an increased risk of cardiovascular manifestations like aortic root dilatation, aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation. Cardiovascular complications, particularly aneurysm and aortic dissection, are the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with this syndrome. Along with these changes in the aorta, mitral valve pathologies, mitral valve prolapses may also be found. In adults with Marfan syndrome, the mitral valve prolapse is associated with a progressive worsening of mitral valve dysfunction and may cause mitral regurgitation, heart failure or infectious endocarditis.

  • Issue Year: 6/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 27-32
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English