Marfan’s syndrome and pregnancy: a good maternal and fetal outcome

Carboni, Simona and Capucci, Roberta and Pivato, Elena and Poggi, Alice and Patella, Alfredo (2013) Marfan’s syndrome and pregnancy: a good maternal and fetal outcome. Journal of prenatal medicine, 7 (2). pp. 21-24. ISSN 1971-3290


Download (471kB) | Preview
Official URL:


This case report highlights the important role of a multidisciplinary team’s task in the care of pregnant women with Marfan’s syndrome (MFS), a systemic disorder of connective tissue that is transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. Case: a 42 year-old italian pregnant woman with Marfan’s syndrome and degenerative heart disease (aneurysmatic dilatation of the aortic root, mitral regurgitation and prosthetic mitralic valve) was clinically assessed jointly by an obstetrician and a cardiologist, ‘the obstetric team specialised in management of high risk pregnancy’, every 2-3 weeks from the 21th week of gestation. The first ambulatory monitoring echocardiogra- phy revelead aneurysmatic dilatation of the aortic root (41 mm), good function of the previously replaced mitral valve, cardiac ejection fraction 51% and telediastolic volume 116 ml. The echocardio-graphies showed no changes up to 32 weeks gestation. At the 34th week of gestation she had a slight decrease in cardiac ejection fraction and minimal increase of left ventricular diastolic volume. Therefore she underwent elective cesarean section under general anesthesia at 35 weeks’gestation. The post-partum course was uneventfull for the patient and the baby. Conclusion: pregnant women with heart disease benefit from an appropriate antenatal management, which may result in a favourable outcome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marfan’s syndrome, high-risk pregnancy, systemic disorder
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica
500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 570 Scienze della vita; Biologia
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 16:41
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2016 16:41

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item