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Prognosis of Marfan syndrome

Prognosis of Marfan syndrome: Good, with often normal lifespan, but it is a lifelong condition requiring adequate medical care. ...see also Overview of Marfan syndrome

Prognosis for Marfan syndrome: While Marfan syndrome is a lifelong disorder, the outlook has improved in recent years. Early diagnosis and advances in medical technology have improved the quality of life for people with Marfan syndrome and lengthened their lifespan. In addition, early identification of risk factors (such as aortic dilation) allows doctors to intervene and prevent or delay complications. Advances being made by researchers provide hope for the future. With early diagnosis and appropriate management, the life expectancy for someone with Marfan syndrome is similar to that of the average person. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers about Marfan Syndrome: NIAMS) ...see also Overview of Marfan syndrome


Complications of Marfan syndrome may include:

Complications of Marfan syndrome from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Marfan syndrome.

Survival Rate Statistics for Marfan syndrome

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Marfan syndrome:

  • The median cumulative probability of survival for women with Marfan syndrome is 74 years (American Journal of Cardiology, 1995, National Marfan Foundation)
  • The median cumulative probability of survival for men with Marfan syndrome is 70 years (American Journal of Cardiology, 1995, National Marfan Foundation)
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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Marfan syndrome usually refers to the likely outcome of Marfan syndrome. The prognosis of Marfan syndrome may include the duration of Marfan syndrome, chances of complications of Marfan syndrome, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Marfan syndrome, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Marfan syndrome. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.


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