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Pediatric Marfan Syndrome Clinic

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The Department of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Marfan Syndrome Clinic

The Pediatric Marfan Clinic offers evaluation of patients suspected of having Marfan Syndrome or similar connective tissue diseases.  The clinic also offers continuity treatment for those diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome. Patients are evaluated by a genetics team with clinical geneticists and genetic counselors, and by a pediatric cardiologist. Referrals for orthopedic and ophthalmologic evaluation are made when appropriate.  

A pediatric cardiologist  provides medical treatment for ongoing cardiac issues.  Review of all affected organ systems is made at each visit. The pediatric cardiothoracic surgery department at UCLA offers specialized intervention for those patients requiring surgical intervention.
 
Further information about Marfan Syndrome including diagnosis and treatment and recommendations can be found at the National Marfan Foundation website: www.marfan.org
 
Referrals can be made by contacting UCLA Genetics at 310-206-6581.

Related Links:

Visit our Health Encyclopedia - Marfan Syndrome

Read Vital Signs - Newer therapies improve prognosis for Marfan Syndrome patients

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone Number
(310) 206-6581 Information and referrals
PHYSICIANS & SPECIALISTS
Provider Specialty
Perens, Gregory MD Pediatric Cardiology
Vilain, Eric MD Clinical Genetics (M.D.)
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Practice Location

Pediatric Marfan Syndrome Clinic
UCLA Witherbee Children's Health Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza (Peter Morton Medical Building) Suite 265
Los Angeles, CA 90095