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Title: Prevalence of bicuspid aortic valve and mitral valve prolapse in a healthy Saudi population and the clinical implications of their association
Authors: Nouh, Mohamed S.
Al-Nozha, Mansour M.
Taha, Ahmed
Al-Shamiri, Mostafa
Arafah, Mohamed R.
Akhter, Jawaid M.
Allam, Abdulkader R.
Yamany, Hussain A.
Keywords: Clinical evaluation
ECG
chest x-ray
Echocardiography
Clinical implications
Saudi population
Mitral valve
Aortic valve
Bicuspid
Prolapse
Association
Prevalence
Health
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Citation: Annals of Saudi Medicine: 16 (4); 417-419
Abstract: In this study. 103 Saudi males and 172 Saudi females were referred for medical check-up for employment purposes and/or as undergraduate students. Clinical evaluation of all participants included full cardiovascular examination, with the following investigations being performed: ECG, chest x-ray, and cross-sectional echocardiography. Bicuspid aortic valve was detected in three males and in four females, for a total percentage of ~50. Isolated mitral valve prolapse was detected in seven males (6.7%) and six females (3.5%). Association \\ ith mitral valve prolapse was reported in five males and seven females, with a total percentage of 4.3%. This association seems to have important etiological, medical and surgical implications
Description: Department of Medicine. Cardiology Division, King Khalid University Hospital and the Medical College. King Saud University, Riyadh.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3085
ISSN: 0256-4947
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