You have a patient with Marfans Syndrome and you are reviewing their medications. You expect to see blood pressure lowering medications such as a calcium channel blocker or an ACE inhibitor because you know that patients with Marfans Syndrome are at risk for which condition?

 

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- An enlarged aorta.

- Extremely long arms, legs and torso.

- Hypertension.

- Pulmonary hypertension.

Rationale

Patients with Marfans Syndrome are at risk for an enlarged aorta and need to take blood pressure lowering medications to prevent further enlarging the aorta. They do have long arms, legs and torso but that is not why they take anti-hypertensive medications.

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