Cardiovascular care of patients with Marfan syndrome
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Cardiovascular care of patients with Marfan syndrome

Christopher Nicholson Cardiac nurse specialist, heart failure, Preston Primary Care Trust, Preston

Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder with potentially fatal cardiovascular complications. These risks can be reduced by early diagnosis, appropriate review and timely intervention. Care of patients with Marfan syndrome should be multidisciplinary and multiprofessional. This article reviews the cardiovascular aspects of care and the nursing role.

Nursing Standard. 19, 27, 38-44. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.03.19.27.38.c3824

Correspondence

christopher.nicholson@prestonpct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review