Research Progress Related to Marfan Syndrome

NIAMS supports translational and clinical research at universities and other organizations throughout the country that are studying Marfan syndrome to better understand the cause and treatments, in hopes to prevent and cure the disorder.

Research topics include:

  • Genetics of inheritable connective tissue disorders to better understand the gene mutations.
  • Treatments for heart and eye complications related to Marfan syndrome.
  • Medication trials to help treat and prevent heart-related complications.
  • Tools to monitor the health of children to help prevent complications and manage the disorder.
  • Long-term management and healthy lifestyle interventions and their impact on quality of life and health.
  • Surgical treatments and tools to manage aortic aneurysms.

For more info

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Toll free: 888-INFO-FDA (888-463-6332)

Drugs@FDA at is a searchable catalog of FDA-approved drug products. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

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National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

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American Heart Association

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The Marfan Foundation

Website: (en inglés)

National Organization for Rare Disorders

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If you need more information about available resources in your language or other languages, please visit our webpages below or contact the NIAMS Information Clearinghouse at

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