The National Marfan Foundation offers exercise guidance for patients with Marfan's Syndrome. Maintaining limits during exercise can avoid exercise-induced complications.
Recommendations for exercise and physical activities:
(1) Nonstrenuous, noncompetitive, isokinetic activities.
(2) Exercise at an aerobic work level (around 50% of capacity).
(3) Exercise with multiple repetitions at a low resistance.
(4) Monitor the heart rate.
(4a) If not taking a beta-blocker, then the target heart rate is < 110 beats per minute.
(4b) If taking a beta-blocker, then the target heart rate is < 100 beats per minute.
(1) Any rapid change in barometric pressure (flying in an unpressurized airplane, scuba diving, etc)
(2) Testing physical limits
(3) Strenuous isometric exercise
(4) Running with sudden stops or rapid changes in direction
(5) High contact sports
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