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Visual complications of mitral leaflet prolapse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  871806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four young women and six older men with mitral leaflet prolapse presented with visual disturbances consistent with embolism in the ophthalmic or posterior cerebral circulation. Cardiac arrhythmias were common, but these are rarely associated with focal ischaemia. The evidence that mitral leaflet prolapse caused the embolism in these patients is suggestive but not conclusive. Further studies are needed. All patients with acute cerebral or ocular ischaemia should undergo through cardiovascular assessment, which should include routine echocardiography.
L A Wilson; P W Keeling; A D Malcolm; R W Russel; M M Webb-Peploe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British medical journal     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0007-1447     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Med J     Publication Date:  1977 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-09-02     Completed Date:  1977-09-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372673     Medline TA:  Br Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / etiology
Ischemic Attack, Transient / etiology
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / complications*
Vision Disorders / etiology*

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