Marfan Syndrome

Jim Flavin


Marfan Syndrome includes deficiencies in the heart, the eyes and the bones. it results from a defective gene from either parent. It affects 1 in 10,000 people. It is hereditary and dominant. There is no cure for this disorder.



Marfan Syndrome causes the bones to elongate and the ligaments have decreased support. Problems arise with the heart, the bones and the eyes.


Marfan Syndrome can be inherited. A person with Marfan Syndrome will have a 50% chance of having an offspring with the disorder. It is the result of abnormality in chromosome 15.


The research surrounding the life expectancy of people with Marfan Syndrome has increased from 48 years in 1972 to 72 years today. This is due to the improved diagnosis and new advances in medical treatment.

tests and treatments

The treatments for Marfan Syndrome are various because the symptoms are so diverse and widespread. Same goes for the testing of Marfan Syndrome. The tests are various but the tests are not difinative.