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  • Writer's pictureShaun Nicosia

Marfan Syndrome, Aortic Dissection, and the EMS provider.

The New York State Department of Health has issued an educational advisory for prehospital providers on Marfan syndrome and aortic dissection, stressing that physical examination, patient history and assessment are the important points that can suggest the possibility of an aortic dissection to EMS providers. If a patient says he has Marfan syndrome, rapid transport to definitive care with treatment provided en route should be considered.

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