"Natural histories" of mitral valve prolapse. Influence of patient selection on cardiovascular event rates Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Heart Diseases
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse

abstract

  • In a population of mitral valve prolapse patients, including many with significant mitral regurgitation at baseline, we identified similar predictors of events but an overall event rate nearly 3 times higher than that we previously reported for relatively unselected patients or family members in New York City (1/100 patient-years). Therefore, the impact of patient selection on the prevalence of mitral regurgitation, older age and male gender strongly affects the adversity of the "natural history" of mitral valve prolapse.

publication date

  • April 26, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11256537

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 107

end page

  • 14

volume

  • 2

number

  • 2