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Vanderbilt Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders Center

Heart specialists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center provide expert care for a full range of aortic disorders. This includes Marfan syndrome, a genetic condition affecting connective tissue that often causes problems with the aorta, the main vessel carrying blood from the heart. We help you manage your heart condition so you can live a full, active life.

Conditions We Treat

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic branch vessel disease
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic intramural hematoma
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Aortitis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer

Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders Care Team

Vascular Medicine

Vascular Surgery

Interventional Cardiology

Cardiac Surgery



Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care: Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular is among the top heart programs in the nation and the only top-ranked program in Tennessee, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • Expert doctors: Our cardiologists, heart surgeons and vascular surgeons have vast experience in caring for patients with Marfan syndrome and other aortic disorders. They are uniquely skilled to treat your condition, no matter how routine or complex.
  • Coordinated care for Marfan syndrome: If you have Marfan syndrome, we provide comprehensive care, including genetic evaluation and counseling. Our patient care coordinator guides you through your diagnosis and treatment. You also have direct access to top Vanderbilt doctors in orthopedics, ophthalmology and other specialties.
  • Personalized care: Our cardiovascular team tailors your treatment to you, whether it includes medication, surgery or just monitoring. We are available for all of your questions or concerns.
  • Innovative techniques: Our surgeons use the least-invasive procedures to get the best outcomes. We have a history of pioneering innovative techniques, such as minimally invasive aneurysm repair, and have trained surgeons across the country. We can offer advanced treatment even to some patients who have been told their condition is inoperable.
  • Clinical trials: As an academic medical center, we study new ways to treat aortic disease. For example, we are continuously developing new procedures for aortic stent grafting. At Vanderbilt, you have access to promising new treatments before they are widely available.
  • A responsive team: We want your experience to be as stress-free as possible. You can use our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, to contact your care team, schedule appointments, manage your medications and access your medical records.

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Genetic counseling
  • Medications
  • Monitoring
  • Stent grafting
  • Surgery


Vanderbilt Heart
1215 21st Ave S., 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
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Vanderbilt Heart Clarksville
800 Weatherly Drive, Suite 201
Clarksville, TN 37043
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Vanderbilt Heart One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22100
Nashville, TN 37204
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For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders Center, call (615) 343-9188.