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Oct 4, 2017

Katherine Goodman - Helping Hearts Charity Ball

A huge well done to our Treasurer and excellent fundraiser Katherine Goodman as she put together the Helping Hearts Charity Ball for the Marfan Trust and St. Georges Hospital Charity. The ball took place in the H.G Wells Conference and Events Centre in Woking, Surrey on 30th September. The night consisted…
Sep 6, 2017

Our Next Generation of Scientists

This year we welcome four new BSC students to the Sonalee Laboratory: Michael Garcia, Brenda Wohlner, Andriana Masoha and Emilia Stanczyk from both Kingston and Brunel Universities. They will be working in the Sonalee Laboratory for one year alongside Sonalee Laboratory Director,…
Sep 6, 2017

Hotline News

A Cautionary Tale  Three months ago, a 45 year old Englishman emailed us for advice. He was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome since childhood when his dislocated lenses were discovered. Where could he go to have his heart checked? The Marfan Trust Hotline advised GP referral to his regional…
Sep 6, 2017

Making Decisions When Starting a Family

Latest research on prenatal diagnosis in Marfan Syndrome pregnancies can help patients and their partners make decisions when starting a family acording to Carline Ryder-Dobson. Caroline is a fourth year student at St George’s University of London, and has spent the summer working…
May 30, 2017

Update and Diagnoses

Many people like to keep their medical condition to themselves.  However, 80 people with Marfan syndrome and their relatives, attended our Family Fun Day in April, which included one hour of presentations on the latest diagnostic approaches and ways to manage Marfan syndrome for children and adults.…
May 30, 2017

Q&A: Joint and Muscle Problems in Marfan Syndrome

Dr Anne Child and Professor Rodney Grahame - Explain All. Joint and muscle problems can affect a Marfan syndrome patient at any age. They can be managed both preventively and by choosing sports and lifestyle sensibly. Any exercise involving stretching may reduce pain. Pain relief can be provided… Read more