Mr Petrou is an expert in elective surgery for heart problems associated with Marfan Syndrome. Problems with heart and blood vessels affect about 9 out of every 10 people diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome. The most common complication affects the aorta (the main blood vessel carrying blood from the heart to the rest of the body). Heart
valves may be affected as well. Less often, blood vessels other than the aorta are affected.
Most people with Marfan Syndrome who have heart problems are helped by elective surgery, which is planned surgery before there is an aortic dissection or other life-threatening problem. Mr Petrou offers the following procedures:
Aortic aneurysm repair (The David Procedure, PEARS)