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Abnormal motion of the mitral valve with pericardial effusion: Pseudo-prolapse of the mitral valve.
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PMID:  1244718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The echocardiograms of seven patients with large pericardial effusions were found to show posterior motion of the mitral leaflets in systole as seen in prolapse of the mitral valve. Repeat echocardiograms after resolution of the effusion revealed normal mitral valve motion. None of the patients had clinical evidence of prolapsed mitral valve. We postulate that a posterior swing of the heart within the pericardial fluid occurring in late systole causes posterior displacement of the mitral valve simulating a prolapsed valve.
J A Levisman; A S Abbasi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1976 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-02-20     Completed Date:  1976-02-20     Revised Date:  2006-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Sounds
Mitral Valve / physiopathology*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis*,  etiology
Myocardial Contraction
Pericardial Effusion / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology

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