The Marfan Blog

Juan-Carlos Brenes

Juan-Carlos Brenes MD, FACC, FASE, FACP, is a full time cardiologist and assistant professor with Columbia University in the Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL. He is also the Cardiology Fellowship Program Director, Co-Director of the Non-Invasive Echocardiography Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic.

Recent Posts

Cardiac Conditions Associated with Marfan Syndrome: Early Detection is Key

Jan 18, 2018 by Juan-Carlos Brenes

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Marfan syndrome can affect many parts of the body, but the most serious feature of the disorder is a cardiac condition called aortic dissection (tearing of the walls of the aorta) most commonly preceded by aortic enlargement. Left unchecked, this condition can be life-threatening.