Clinical and echocardiographic survey of the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

@article{Dolan1997ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and echocardiographic survey of the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.},
  author={Ariel Dolan and Mahita Mishra and John Boyd Chambers and Rodney Grahame},
  journal={British journal of rheumatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={
          459-62
        }
}
Cardiac abnormalities such as mitral valve prolapse (MVP) are reported to be common features of the Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS), and it has been suggested that the majority of patients with type IV EDS will have cardiac involvement and vascular aneurysms. However, the evidence for valve lesions is inconsistent and often based on early clinical studies using mainly M-mode echo. We studied 33 patients (six male, 27 female; median age 35 yr) with EDS (30 type I, II or III, three type IV) and 30… CONTINUE READING
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