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Carotid-retinal embolism with coexistent mitral valve prolapse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7196547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 63-year-old hypertensive woman with a prolapsing mitral valve developed sudden blindness of the left eye secondary to a central retinal artery embolus. The decision to perform carotid arteriography led to discovery of an ulcerated plaque in the left internal carotid artery, which was found at the time of endarterectomy to bear a large friable platelet thrombus. The frequent occurrence of mitral valve prolapse in normal populations suggests that this anomaly may be incidental rather than etiologic in patients with cerebral embolic phenomena. The finding of mitral valve prolapse should not routinely exclude evaluation for other sources of embolic stroke.
R S Baker; P A Tibbs; A J Millett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-29     Completed Date:  1981-10-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1192-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery Thrombosis / complications*,  diagnosis
Carotid Artery, Internal
Embolism / complications*,  diagnosis
Mitral Valve Prolapse / complications*,  diagnosis
Retinal Artery*

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