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Mitral valve prolapse. Cross sectional and provocative M-mode echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6124370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
False-negative supine M-mode echocardiograms occur in some patients with proved mitral valve prolapse. To investigate further, we performed M-mode echocardiography (MME) during standing and after the inhalation of amyl nitrite in 17 patients (group 1) selected for auscultatory evidence of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) but negative supine MME. To validate the standing MME technique, eight patients with classic auscultatory MVP with positive supine MME for MVP (group 2) and 15 control subjects (group 3) were studied. Supine cross-sectional echocardiography (CSE) was compared to MME in all three groups. Standing MME elicited echocardiographic evidence of MVP in 14/17 (82 percent) of group 1--auscultatory evidence of MVP but negative supine MME; CSE demonstrated MVP in 8/13 (62 per cent) of the same patients. There was no clear advantage of the CSE long axis view over the CSE apical four chamber view in the diagnosis of MVP in these selected subjects; however, the two views were complementary. Amyl nitrite was ineffective in eliciting echocardiographic evidence of MVP.
L M Noble; A Dabestani; J S Child; J Krivokapich
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1982 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-10     Completed Date:  1982-09-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-63     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amyl Nitrite / diagnostic use
Echocardiography / methods*
Heart Auscultation
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Prolapse / diagnosis*
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
8017-89-8/Amyl Nitrite

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