Marfan Syndrome

Overview

4 out of 5 (2 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assesment Questions

12

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

29 Mar 2022

Last Reviewed

29 Mar 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

One of the most common inherited disorders affecting connective tissue, Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal dominant condition with a reported incidence of 1 in 3000 to 5000 individuals. There is a broad range of clinical severity associated with MFS, ranging from isolated features of MFS to neonatal presentation of severe and rapidly progressive disease involving multiple organ systems. The syndrome is associated with classic ocular, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal abnormalities, although involvement of the lung, skin, and central nervous system may also occur. Decreased life expectancy occurs primarily due to aortic complications. This activity reviews the cause, pathophysiology, and presentation of Marfan syndrome and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in its management. Outcome improves with early diagnosis, medical treatment to delay or prevent the progression of aortic dilatation, and timely elective surgery.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of Marfan syndrome.
  • Review the cardiovascular alterations in Marfan syndrome.
  • Summarize the treatment options in patients with Marfan syndrome.
  • Review the importance of improving care coordination among interprofessional team members to improve outcomes for patients affected by Marfan syndrome.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Marfan Syndrome

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  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
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