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Title: Clinical spectrum of skeletal abnormalities and mitral valve prolapse and their clinical implications
Authors: Nouh, Mohamed S.
Al-Nozha, Mansour M.
Arafa, Mohamed R.
Alsubahi, Saad A.
Allam, Abdel-Kader R.
Yamani, Hussain A.
Keywords: MitraL vaLve proLapse
AuscuLtatory criteria
EchocardiographymuscuLoskeLetaL abnormalities
Pectus excavatum
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: King Faisal Specialist Hospital && Research Centre
Citation: Annals of Saudi Medicine: 16(3); 266- 268
Abstract: Fifty-six patients were diagnosed to have mitraL vaLve proLapse (MVP) syndrome by auscuLtatory criteria, confirmed by cross-sectional echocardiography. Complete physicaL examination and x-ray of the bony thorax reveaLed bony deformities which were subdivided into four main groups according to the predominant deformity. Shallow chest with pectus excavatum, straight back, kyphoscoliosis and ellipticaL chest in marfanoid patients were reported in the cases studied. It is concluded that muscuLoskeLetaL abnormalities have to be considered as nonauscuLtatory features of MVP. Therefore, any patient with muscuLoskeLetaL deformity has to be screened for MVP by cross-sectionaL echocardiography to prevent life-threatening complications.
Description: Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine. King Khaled University Hospital. Riyadh.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3072
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