Losartan No Better Than Atenolol In Marfan's Syndrome

Beta-blockers have been the standard treatment for people with Marfan's syndrome, a rare inherited connective tissue disorder that affects about 1 in 5000 people. The goal of treatment is to prevent or slow down the dilation of the aorta and avoid aortic dissection, the main cause of death. In recent years, studies have raised the hope that losartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker, might be more effective than beta-blockers in slowing aortic enlargement.
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Marfan syndrome (MS) is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder that causes a defect in the gene fibrillin-1. MS patients develop advanced cardiomyopathies, in which previous studies have demonstrated the presence of a discrete cardiomyopathy associated with MS. Given the vascular complications associated with MS and unclear impact immunosuppression may have on systemic vascular disease, little evidence guides suitability of patients with MS for heart transplant. We sought to investigate long-term heart transplant outcomes of patients with MS listed in the UNOS registry.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (540) Source Type: research
Conditions:   Marfan Syndrome;   Ectopia Lentis Intervention:   Other: ophthalmological examinations using a slit lamp bio microscopy and a three-mirror lens, standard procedure. Sponsor:   Hospices Civils de Lyon Completed
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Conclusion: The outcomes of surgery on the root and ascending aorta in Marfan patients in the United Kingdom are satisfactory; however, the overall complexities of this patient population are not well understood and would benefit from further investigations.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a connective tissue disorder caused by mutations of the FBN1 gene encoding fibrillin-1, which leads to overexpression of transforming growth factor- β, increased hyaluronan deposition, and matrix metalloproteinase activity in the media of the aorta and other muscular arteries. Marfan syndrome patients present with connective tissue laxity and aneurysmal changes to muscular arteries. Successful medical and surgical intervention has prolonged the life expectancy of MFS patients, which can allow atypical presentations of the syndrome to manifest.
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Repository Source Type: research
Aortic dissection is a rare and emergent condition. Aortic dissection during pregnancy is not much known but it is quite lethal to both mother and infant. Earlier reports published show that clinicians conduct...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Abstract Pectus excavatum is a common chest malformation, classically asymptomatic. Pectus excavatum surgery allows aesthetic correction. Funnel chest is a malformation frequently associated with thoracic scoliosis, especially in Marfan's syndrome. Scoliosis are treated with first-line non- surgical treatment. Second line treatment consists in scoliosis surgery. PMID: 32173337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
Abstract Elastic fibres provide tissues with elasticity and flexibility. In the healthy human cornea, elastic fibres are limited to the posterior region of the peripheral stroma, but their specific functional role remains elusive. Here, we examine the physical and structural characteristics of the cornea during development in the mgΔloxPneo dominant-negative mouse model for Marfan syndrome, in which the physiological extracellular matrix of its elastic-fibre rich tissues is disrupted by the presence of a dysfunctional fibrillin-1 glycoprotein. Optical coherence tomography demonstrated a reduced corneal thick...
Source: Experimental Eye Research - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Exp Eye Res Source Type: research
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 32141660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cell Biology International - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: Cell Biol Int Source Type: research
Abstract Mitral valve construction using decellularized bovine pericardium is a new procedure. Ten month old infant with neonatal Marfan syndrome underwent mitral valve replacement due to severe mitral regurgitation with a cylinder valve constructed from decellularized bovine pericardium. Nineteen-months post-operatively, the patient is clinically well with trivial mitral regurgitation, mild stenosis, and without need for anticoagulation. PMID: 32151574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
ConclusionSSFIOL provides good visual outcomes in eyes with ectopia lentis associated with Marfan syndrome. Complications can be seen in some cases, and the parents need to be counseled regarding the same before surgical intervention.
Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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