What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Marfan's syndrome is a ge-

Symptoms of Marfan's syndrome

lf cardiovascular problems are ad-


netic disorder that can af-

include abnormally long, thin fin-

dressed, a patient with Marfan's


fect the musculoskeletal

gers; systemic ligament laxity; and

syndrome has a virtually normal


system, the circulatory sys-

tall stature. Cardiovascular symp-

life expectancy Therefore, with


tem, and the eyes.

toms include mitral valve prolapse

medical clearance, massage is



and the regurgitation of blood

appropriate for most Marfan's



through the mitral valve. Symp-

syndrome patients with normal



toms in the eye include subluxa-

heart function.



tion of the lens and myopia.



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