Marfan Syndrome and Aortopathy
Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes problems in the body’s connective tissue. This disease can affect many different parts of the body and can cause aortic enlargement (aneurysm), a serious condition that requires regular monitoring.
With early diagnosis—along with expert treatment and management—patients with Marfan syndrome are living longer and more fully than ever before.
Specialized, Long-term Care at Weill Cornell Medicine
The Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Division of Cardiology is a major center for patients and families with Marfan syndrome and related disorders. Because we have treated so many patients of different ages, we have learned how best to treat and manage the condition to achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Families, especially those with a non-Marfan familial aortic aneurysm, may undergo additional testing to characterize underlying genetic abnormalities.
Our faculty includes internationally recognized experts in the field, including Drs. Richard B. Devereux and Mary J. Roman, who have evaluated and treated hundreds of patients with Marfan syndrome, familial aortic aneurysm, mitral valve prolapse, and related conditions.
Our team of experts diagnose and manage aortic aneurysms. Our cardiologists collaborate with highly skilled cardiothoracic surgeons and other specialists to offer comprehensive care—all at a single institution.
We build upon this history of success by conducting clinical research that has made significant advancements in our understanding of these conditions.
Request an Appointment
To make an appointment to see one of our physicians with expertise in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, you may:
● Contact our physician offices directly by calling: (646) 962-4733
● If you already are an established patient: You can request an appointment online, using Weill Cornell Connect. We will make every effort to contact you within 24 hours.
Our staff is here to help coordinate your care. They will provide you with information on our physicians, their areas of expertise and help arrange for your visit and other testing when appropriate.