A family study of anterior mitral leaflet thickness and mitral valve prolapse Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular

abstract

  • To determine whether mitral valve prolapse (MVP) with or without mitral leaflet thickening (> or =5 mm) represents distinct heritable conditions, 13 patients with MVP with leaflet thickening and their relatives were compared with 67 patients with MVP with normal leaflets and their relatives. The 2 groups of relatives had similar mitral leaflet thicknesses and similar long-term outcome, arguing against the existence of a distinctive subtype of MVP characterized by increased mitral leaflet thickness.

publication date

  • September 15, 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0002-9149(98)00454-8

PubMed ID

  • 9761102

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 823

end page

  • 6, A10

volume

  • 82

number

  • 6