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17 Apr 2004

marfan syndrome and pregnancy
I brlieve that Marfan syndrome is a risk factor in pregnancy. Please give me more information on this and on the best choice for delivery - caesarian section or natural birth.
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01 Jan 0001

You are correct that there are risks to a pregnancy if you have Marfan's syndrome. Many of these risks are related to the higher chance of cardiac disease. This may be asymptomatic and not known about at the time of conception. If you are planning a pregnancy, it would be important to have a complete cardiovascular evaluation by a specialist, including measuring the diameter of the aorta. The decision about caesarean section will really depend on the other factors that occur during the pregnancy.

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