Letter by Barison et al Regarding Article, "Familial Clustering of Mitral Valve Prolapse in the Community".

@article{Barison2015LetterBB,
  title={Letter by Barison et al Regarding Article, "Familial Clustering of Mitral Valve Prolapse in the Community".},
  author={Andrea Barison and Giancarlo Todiere and Giovanni Aquaro},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2015},
  volume={132 14},
  pages={e186}
}
BACKGROUND Knowledge of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) inheritance is based on pedigree observation and M-mode echocardiography. The extent of familial clustering of MVP among unselected individuals in the community using current, more specific echocardiographic criteria is unknown. In addition, the importance of nondiagnostic MVP morphologies (NDMs; first described in large pedigrees) has not been investigated in the general population. We hypothesized that parental MVP and NDMs increase the risk… CONTINUE READING