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Primary spontaneous pneumothorax and mitral valve prolapse are not associated.
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PMID:  21979885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common diagnosis in patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). This description assumes that MVP and PSP might be manifestations of a systemic connective tissue abnormality. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of MVP in PSP patients of Croatian origin and evaluate their relationship with connective tissue disorders. We also examined the prevalence of PSP in patients with primary MVP. METHODS: Thirty-two patients with PSP and without underlying pulmonary disease or connective tissue disease underwent two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography performed by a certified cardiologist. Echocardiography and demographic features were analyzed using descriptive statistics. We also examined the medical records of 60 patients with primary MVP. RESULTS: MVP was found in none of the 32 patients suffering from PSP. The age, sex, smoking status, body mass index, side, rate, and family history were similar to previous investigations. Likewise, none of the 60 patients with primary MVP ever had PSP. CONCLUSION: By applying an updated definition of MVP, we found no MVP case among PSP patients of Croatian origin. We also found no PSP in the primary MVP group. Ethnicity may influence the occurrence of MVP in PSP patients, and PSP in primary MVP patients.
Veljko Flego; Dubravka Matanic Lender; Igor Barkovic; Ljiljana Bulat-Kardum; Teodora Zaninovic Jurjevic; Zeljka Diklic; Milan Niksic; Ante Matana; Luka Zaputovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Wiener klinische Wochenschrift     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1613-7671     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  21620870R     Medline TA:  Wien Klin Wochenschr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pulmonology, University Hospital Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia,
Vernacular Title:
Primärer Spontanpneumothorax und Mitralklappenprolaps haben keinen Zusammenhang.
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