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Detection of dysrhythmia in pediatric patients with mitral valve prolapse.
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PMID:  7398019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The association of dysrhythmias with mitral valve prolapse in pediatric patients was investigated by graded treadmill exercise testing and 24-hour ambulatory ECG monitoring. Twenty-six unselected patients with a clinical diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse confirmed by echocardiography or angiocardiography or both were studied. On 24-hour ambulatory ECG monitoring, six patients (23%) had potentially serious ventricular dysrhythmias. Five of these patients also manifested ventricular dysrhythmias on treadmill exercise testing. Neither standard ECG abnormalities nor clinical symptoms correlated with detected dysrhythmias. This study shows that potentially serious ventricular arrhythmias are common in pediatric patients with mitral valve prolapse and that ambulatory ECG monitoring and treadmill exercise testing are useful for detecting dysrhythmias.
R E Kavey; H M Sondheimer; M S Blackman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1980 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-10-27     Completed Date:  1980-10-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  582-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / complications,  diagnosis*
Exercise Test
Heart Rate
Mitral Valve Prolapse / complications*
Time Factors

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