Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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MEDEIROS, Wladimir Musetti et al. Effect of a physical exercise program in a patient with Marfan Syndrome and ventricular dysfunction. Arq. Bras. Cardiol. [online]. 2012, vol.98, n.4, pp. e70-e73. ISSN 0066-782X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0066-782X2012000400015.
Marfan syndrome (MS) is an autosomal dominant disorder that affects multiple organs and systems. Several cardiac alterations are present, with the main ones being aortic root and ascending aorta dilatation, mitral valve prolapse and left ventricle (LV) dilatation. Aerobic exercise has not shown to be a non-drug therapy that promotes anti-remodeling effect in patients with heart failure. This case report describes the echocardiographic changes in a patient with Marfan syndrome during four years of cardiovascular physical therapy.
Keywords : Marfan Syndrome; exercise; cardiomegaly; ventricular dysfunction, left.