Drug Combo Helps Fight Marfan Syndrome
Inherited condition can lead to sudden cardiac death
TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with the heart drug perindopril, along with a beta blocker, may help reduce certain cardiac complications of the hereditary disorder Marfan
syndrome, research shows.
syndrome, which prin...
Surprise Cure for Marfan syndrome Marfan
syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the heart's largest artery, the aorta. Studies were going on to get to the bottom of the disease and researchers at Johns Hopkins University// have successfully come up with the treatment. Cozaar is the blood-pressure drug that has shown promise i...
ACP Medicine Names New Editor, Looks Toward Future of Medicine
...ed Service from WomenHeart, Weill Cornell Medical College's Alumni Association Award of Distinction, the Scientific Leadership Award from the National marfan
Foundation, and the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award from the American Heart Association.
Dr. Nabel is an elected member of the Institut...
Gene Test Could Catch Deadly Heart Problem
...ples from eight patients who had a mutant gene for marfan
syndrome, a disease that affects connective tissue...ere significantly different from the same genes in marfan
patients and in patients who had undergone heart v... one of the four is involved in the development of marfan
syndrome, Mohamed noted.
The researchers found ...
First Gene Linked to Scoliosis Identified
...ught treatment and another from earlier generation. The patients had an average spinal curvature of 40 degrees and did not have any illnesses, such as marfan
syndrome or cerebral palsy, which can also involve scoliosis.
Upon analysing the data by conducting genome-wide scans, the researchers found ...
Common BP Drug Treats Muscular Dystrophy
...scle wasting// in genetically engineered mice with marfan
syndrome and also prevents muscle degeneration in ... Harry "Hal" Dietz, M.D., discovered that treating marfan
mice with losartan (Cozaar) dramatically strengthe...how effective losartan is for treating people with marfan
will launch within weeks.
"In addition to the...
Scientists Review Loeys-Dietz Syndrome in the Largest Ever Study to date
...e or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome with better-understood marfan
syndrome. It stresses the importance of comprehens...at a much smaller size than it does in people with marfan
syndrome or most other causes of aortic aneurysm. ...e tissue, the tissue that holds the body together. marfan
syndrome can affect many body systems, including t...
Loeys-Dietz Syndrome More Common Than Thought
...ion and distinguish it from other connective tissue disorders," said Harry Dietz, director of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Center for marfan
Syndrome Research. He added that this process could save many people from an `avoidable death."
Loeys-Dietz syndrome, results in weakened aorta ...
Aortic Dissection - A Deadly Condition
...ssection can strike relatively young patients with genetic diseases such as marfan
syndrome that prematurely weaken the walls of their aorta, or can arise fro...termine who is at high risk of an aortic dissection. Currently, people with marfan
syndrome, connective tissue disorders and some other conditions are known t...
syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. ... The children of an individual with marfan
syndrome are at 50% risk of inheriting ... marfan
syndrome occurs in equal numbers in males and f...
...at Does It Mean?(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) ... Following are some of the key issues involving the lungs in people with marfan
syndrome. ... What is the appropriate management of restrictive lung disease? ... Covers causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for conges...
...ctyly is a physical condition in which the fingers are long, slender, ... a CHORUS notecard document about arachnodactyly ... arachnodactyly . marfan
syndrome. homocystinuria. Charles E. Kahn, Jr., MD - 2 February 1995 ... A comprehensive body of resources on Congenital contractural arachnodact...
... Many individuals with marfan
syndrome grow to above average height. ... marfan
syndrome can also seriously affect the eyes and vision. ... The marfan
syndrome is a connective tissue disorder. ......
... 2 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Aortic arch syndrome ... 4 Case Report Rupture of a Normal-Sized, Non-Dissected Distal Aortic Arch in a marfan
Patient ... Overview: Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is a relatively rare genetic disorder ... In type B interrupted left aortic arch , the i...