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Neurocirculatory asthenia and mitral valve prolapse--two unrelated entities?
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PMID:  7327914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with neurocirculatory asthenia share common symptoms with patients having evidence of mitral valve prolapse. A link between these two conditions has been suggested but never documented. We have evaluated the prevalence of mitral valve prolapse among 42 young soldiers suffering from the neurocirculatory asthenia syndrome, using auscultation and echocardiography to detect the mitral abnormality. Four of the 42 subjects with neurocirculatory asthenia had both auscultatory and ultrasonic evidence of mitral valve prolapse. Since a similar prevalence of mitral valve prolapse has been reported among populations of presumably healthy young males or females, we conclude that mitral valve prolapse and neurocirculatory asthenia do not appear to be related.
R Leor; W Markiewicz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Israel journal of medical sciences     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0021-2180     ISO Abbreviation:  Isr. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  1981 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-20     Completed Date:  1982-04-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0013105     Medline TA:  Isr J Med Sci     Country:  ISRAEL    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1137-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Mitral Valve Prolapse / complications*
Neurocirculatory Asthenia / etiology*

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