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Marfan syndrome, inherited aortopathies and exercise: What is the right answer?
  1. Andrew Cheng1,2,
  2. David Owens2
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, VA Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, USA
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andrew Cheng, Department of Cardiology, VA Puget Sound, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA; ACheng{at}cardiology.washington.edu

Abstract

Exercise recommendations for those who have Marfan syndrome or other genetic predisposition for thoracic aortic disease remain controversial and at times ambiguous. There are no outcomes studies to help guide recommendations. In this review, we examine the guidelines regarding exercise and inherited aortic conditions, the theoretical reasoning and circumstantial evidence that support the guidelines, as well as the knowledge gaps that continue to exist.

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