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Blood Test
September 16, 2013
Team of investigators develop an innovative blood test which provides faster, simpler way for emergency room doctors to diagnose and monitor potentially deadly aortic aneurysms dissections.
September 2, 2013
A study from The Netherlands found that a common drug that is used to treat high blood pressure in the general population can significantly reduce a dangerous and frequently fatal cardiac problem in patients with Marfan syndrome.
August 2, 2013

Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega is speaking out for the The Marfan Foundation, urging the Hispanic community to learn about Marfan syndrome, a life-threatening genetic disorder that affects one in 5,000 men and women of every race and ethnicity. Tragically, experts estimate that nearly half of the people who have Marfan syndrome don't know it. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, they are at high risk for aortic dissection and sudden death.

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