In-depth

Causes

Marfan syndrome

Marfan syndrome, a connective tissue disorder, can affect almost any part of your body, including your heart, eyes and ligaments.

Symptoms

Fatigue

Heart murmurs

Tachycardia

Tachycardia, a rapid heart rate, is caused by an abnormality in your heart's electrical impulses. Tachycardia can cause serious complications, including sudden cardiac arrest.

Wheezing

Tests and diagnosis

Chest X-rays

CT scan

Echocardiogram

Electrocardiogram

Stress test

April 26, 2014