Mitral valve prolapse: the Merchant of Venice or the Tales of Hoffman?


0195-668X/02/010087+07 $35.00/0 especially its title. Whether MVP claimed the life of Shylock in the Merchant of Venice who claimed the heart of Portia’s lover or Antonia in the Tales of Hoffman who sang herself to death, there is no question that, though generally a benign condition, MVP may be a deadly disease at times. Up to 1989, 106 cases of sudden… (More)


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