Recent advances in Marfan syndrome treatment have prolonged the life expectancy of patients considerably. Changes in how the syndrome is treated, including medication, surgical interventions, and monitoring for complications of the syndrome (eg, aneurysms), are all responsible for the increase in life expectancy. The prolongation in life expectancy can be seen by taking a look at statistics from 1972, in which the life expectancy was 32 years, and from 1996, where patients with Marfan syndrome had a life expectancy of 61 years.
With proper treatment (medications, regular checks of the aorta, preventative surgery), a person with Marfan syndrome has an average life expectancy into their mid 70s. If a person does not know they have the diagnosis or does not do proper care, the life expectancy can be the 40s. This is why proper diagnosis is key!
No, it's not terminal in itself, but if the heart and aorta are not monitored properly, then there is a chance of sudden death by aortic dissection (the aorta tearing). So, it is definitely life-threatining. Therefore, someone with Marfan syndrome needs an echocardiogram, MRI, CT scan, or TEE of their entire aorta at least once a year to check for aneurysms and monitor their growth. If the aorta is growing rapidly or the valves are leaking a lot, more frequent monitoring is advised. Taking a medication to lower the blood pressure, like beta blockers. Preventative aortic surgery also extends the life expectancy. With proper monitoring, people with Marfan syndrome have an average lfe expectancy.
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