This book was created to help readers understand the basics of Marfan syndrome diagnosis and treatment, as well to provide guidance on the lifestyle and practical issues commonly encountered by people with Marfan syndrome or a related disorder. Perhaps you have recently been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome—what should you expect? Or your child’s pediatrician has suggested he or she be evaluated for Marfan syndrome—what does that entail? Or maybe your new spouse has Marfan syndrome and you want to have children—what are the risks and can you do anything to minimize them? This book aims to address these and many other questions.