Mitral valve prolapse and amaurosis fugax.


Because there have been reports of ocular and/or cerebral ischemic events associated with mitral valve prolapse, we reviewed a series of patients with mitral valve prolapse to determine the frequency of amaurosis fugax. Among 59 patients, 13 (22%) had symptoms while among 75 controls, only one had amaurosis fugax. We conclude that patients with mitral valve prolapse have an increased risk of ocular and/or cerebral ischemia.

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@article{Lesser1981MitralVP, title={Mitral valve prolapse and amaurosis fugax.}, author={Robert L Lesser and Murk H. Heinemann and H Borkowski and Lee S . Cohen}, journal={Journal of clinical neuro-ophthalmology}, year={1981}, volume={1 2}, pages={153-60} }