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.c3824Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review