Case Report: Effects of Sars-CoV-2 on Marfan syndrome with resulting acute aortic dissection Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • DeVries, Jennifer J J; Myers, Holly A


  • Marfan syndrome is one of the most common inherited connective tissue disorders that affects the heart, eyes, blood vessels, and bones. It occurs in approximately 1-2 per 10,000 individuals annually. Many patients with Marfan syndrome eventually develop aortic wall abnormalities, often resulting in aortic dilatation, which increases the risk of acute aortic dissection. Recent studies involving SARS-CoV-2 propose that individuals with connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome can have additional associated conditions that could impose a higher risk for morbidity and mortality from SARS-CoV-2. The purpose of this article is to discuss the interrelationship between Marfan Syndrome, Acute Type A Aortic Dissection in a patient with Sars-CoV-2 infection. Pertinent review of these conditions, diagnostic findings, treatment, and the patient's clinical course will be discussed. There is minimal research focused on the connection between this novel virus, Marfan Syndrome, and compounding risk for aortic dissection.


publication date

  • 2022

start page

  • 181

end page

  • 183


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