Preventative Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement and Pregnancy Outcome in Marfan Syndrome

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Sokol, Vesna; Zlopaša, Gordan; Herman, Mislav; Planinić, Pavao; Micevska, Ana;
  • Publisher: Croatian Anthropological Society
  • Journal: Collegium antropologicum, volume 36, issue 2 (issn: 0350-6134)
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  • Subject: Marfan syndrome; valve-sparing aortic root replacement; pregnancy outcome
    mesheuropmc: cardiovascular system

In Marfan syndrome, with dilatation of the aortic root secondary to an underlying connective tissue defect, pregnancy can cause hemodynamic stress leading to the development of an aortic aneurysm and even a fatal aortic dissection. In the presence of existing aort... View more
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