Medications used to treat patients with Marfan syndrome, such as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) can cause serious birth defects. You will need to stop these medications and switch to safer choices during your pregnancy.

While you are pregnant, you will need to see your doctor regularly and have your aorta and possibly your heart valves checked at least once each trimester. It is also important to keep your blood pressure under control.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 05/03/2019.

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