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Mitral valve prolapse and amaurosis fugax.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6213655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because there have been reports of ocular and/or cerebral ischemic events associated with mitral valve prolapse, we reviewed a series of patients with mitral valve prolapse to determine the frequency of amaurosis fugax. Among 59 patients, 13 (22%) had symptoms while among 75 controls, only one had amaurosis fugax. We conclude that patients with mitral valve prolapse have an increased risk of ocular and/or cerebral ischemia.
R L Lesser; M H Heinemann; H Borkowski; L S Cohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuro-ophthalmology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0272-846X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neuroophthalmol     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-10-21     Completed Date:  1982-10-21     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109051     Medline TA:  J Clin Neuroophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blindness / etiology*
Brain Ischemia / etiology
Eye / blood supply
Ischemia / etiology
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Prolapse / complications*,  diagnosis
Physical Exertion

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