TITLE

SUDDEN DEATH AND THE FLOPPY MITRAL VALVE SYNDROME

AUTHOR(S)
kleid, Jack J.
PUB. DATE
December 1976
SOURCE
Angiology;Dec1976, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p734
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A 38-year-old female with a history of palpitations, premature ventricular contractions, and a systolic murmur collapsed suddenly and died. Postmortem studies showed shortened chordae tendinae and myxomatous transformation of both mitral leaflets. As this syndrome becomes more clinically recognizable it appears that its benignancy is diminishing. Thus, it is felt that patients with findings of ventricular extrasystoles and a systolic murmur should have a careful cardiac evaluation to determine the presence of the floppy mitral valve or ballooning mitral leaflet syndrome and that appropriate measures for treatment be taken when necessary.
ACCESSION #
16352543

 

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