Family history of severe cardiovascular disease in Marfan syndrome is associated with increased aortic diameter and decreased survival
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
Among patients with the Marfan syndrome, aortic dilation is greater and life expectancy shorter in those with a family history of severe cardiovascular manifestations. These data suggest that such a family history is an important risk factor for cardiovascular events in patients with the Marfan syndrome.