Items Tagged ‘marfan’

August 18, 2009

It could be Marfan — rare illness tough to diagnosis

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Do you know a child who has a racing heart? Perhaps a tall child, with long fingers? A youngster who can do extraordinary things with his or her joints? Maybe that child has Marfan syndrome. Jennifer Holland, vice president of the Twin Cities chapter of the National Marfan Foundation, says she was lucky to be […]

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August 10, 2009

Marfan Foundation conference continues in Rochester

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

  The 25th annual National Marfan Foundation conference continues this weekend in Rochester. It has drawn 500 participants from across the country the first time it has been held at Mayo Clinic. Marfan syndrome is a connective-tissue disorder “that can affect the skeleton, eyes, heart and blood vessels,” according to www.marfan.org.   Post-Bulletin by Jeff […]

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