Loeys-Dietz Syndrome is a connective tissue disorder in many parts of the body. Connective tissue provides strength and flexibility to the bones, ligaments, muscles and blood vessels. While Loeys-Dietz Syndrome is characterized by enlargement of the aorta and dissections in arteries throughout the body, individuals with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome often experience skeletal problems like sunken chest, flat feet or protruding chest.
HOW IS LOEYS-DIETZ SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The general physician will evaluate you physically and recommend genetic testing. Early diagnosis is important to prevent the rupture of aorta and other heart complications.
HOW IS LOEYS-DIETZ SYNDROME TREATED?
Loeys-Dietz Syndrome is a lifelong condition and doctors treat Loeys-Dietz Syndrome by vascular surgery or radiology.
DID YOU KNOW?
This lifelong condition has no cure and patients are at a high risk of death due to a aortic aneurysm.