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Floppy mitral valves in elderly patients: clinical features and associated echocardiographic findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2053509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The clinical features and echocardiographic findings of a series of elderly patients with floppy mitral valves are presented. Palpitation was a common presenting complaint and 50% of patients had significant arrhythmias documented. Chest-wall deformity or Marfanoid habitus were common clinical findings. Seventy-nine per cent of patients had associated myxomatous degeneration of the aortic valve. The high incidence of arrhythmias in the series gives cause for concern since all required anti-arrhythmic therapy. The identification of these patients is therefore of practical importance.
Authors:
J Taylor; J C Rodger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Age and ageing     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0002-0729     ISO Abbreviation:  Age Ageing     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-24     Completed Date:  1991-07-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375655     Medline TA:  Age Ageing     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Monklands District General Hospital, Airdrie.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aging
Aortic Valve Prolapse / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Echocardiography*
Female
Humans
Male
Mitral Valve Prolapse / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*

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