A blood test that identifies enlarged aortas before they rupture shows promise for patients with Marfan syndrome and others with risk factors for the deadly condition, according to a study led by Dr. Hal Dietz of Johns Hopkins University, who has been studying Marfan for decades. Dietz and his team also discovered that a blood pressure medication, losartan, blocks the protein involved in Marfan and seems to reverse some of its effects and stem abnormal growth of the aorta.
Research targets treatments for Marfan syndrome, aortic dissections
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