Lungs

Spontaneous pneumothorax (collapse of the lungs) is thought to occur in approximately 10% of patients and requires hospital treatment. Sports involving sudden changes of pressure (parachute jumps, scuba diving) are not recommended.

Twenty per cent of patients have asthma, and emphysema and bronchiectasis are more common, so patients should definitely not smoke, as this destroys elastic tissue in the lungs.

Source: The Marfan Trust

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