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Prevalence of mitral valve prolapse in hypertension.
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PMID:  3499517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mitral valve prolapse was found in one of 133 patients with hypertension (0.75 percent) studied by two-dimensional echocardiography. This rarity may be related to the presence of hypertrophied papillary muscles that probably pull the chordae tendinae and mitral valve leaflets away from the left atrium in systole, thus preventing their eversion and prolapse.
G M Holgado; R Prakash
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1987 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-09     Completed Date:  1987-12-09     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  966-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hypertension / complications*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Prolapse / diagnosis,  etiology*

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