Mitral Valve Prolapse and Stroke

Echocardiographic Evidence for a Missing Causative Link

Charles M. Gross, Fenwick T Nichols, Thomas W. von Dohlen, Ivan A. D'Cruz

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Abstract

There is general acceptance of a causal connection between mitral valve prolapse and systemic embolic. events. The precise mechanism, however, remains controversial, with current hypotheses favoring the embolization of thrombotic deposits from the abnormal mitral valve. It might be surmised that echocardiography could easily document the presence of such thrombi, but actually, this has never been reported previously. Described herein is a patient with a severe cerebrovascular accident in whom echocardiography clearly demonstrated a mass of high embolic potential attached directly to the prolapsing mitral valve leaflet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-97
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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Mitral Valve Prolapse and Stroke : Echocardiographic Evidence for a Missing Causative Link. / Gross, Charles M.; Nichols, Fenwick T; von Dohlen, Thomas W.; D'Cruz, Ivan A.

In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Vol. 2, No. 2, 01.01.1989, p. 94-97.

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