Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Marfan syndrome can affect many different parts of your body, so you may need to see a variety of medical specialists, such as:

  • A cardiologist, a doctor who specializes in heart and blood vessel disorders
  • An ophthalmologist, a doctor who specializes in eye disorders
  • An orthopedist, a doctor who specializes in structural problems of the skeleton
  • A geneticist, a doctor who specializes in genetic disorders

To make the best use of appointment time, plan ahead and have important information available, including:

  • Detailed descriptions of all your symptoms
  • Details of your past medical history, including any previous surgeries
  • A list of all your medications and supplements

What to expect from your doctor

All your doctors will want to hear about your specific symptoms, and whether anyone in your family has had Marfan syndrome or experienced an early, unexplained heart-related disability or death.

Feb. 01, 2013