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Marfan Syndrome and Your Heart

Marfan Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder affecting about one in 5,000 people in the U.S. People born with this inherited condition have a mutation in the FBN1 gene that makes fibrillin, the substance that gives the strength and elasticity of our connective tissue. In short, without this gene, the connective tissues holding together our bones, tendons, cartilage, teeth,


Five Myths About Inherited Cardiac Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases make up several of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States — with heart disease at the number one spot. But heart disease isn’t the only threat to your cardiovascular system. There are many types of cardiovascular diseases, each with its own risk factors.  The term “cardiac disease” refers


I Wake Up With My Heart Racing – Should I Be Worried?

If you wake up with your heart racing, you’re probably wondering why it’s happening and whether or not to be worried. Oftentimes, someone who wakes up with a racing heart is fine. But a racing heart can also indicate other health problems, especially for those with certain pre-existing medical issues. Let’s explore this topic a