Mitral valve prolapse and athletic participation in children and adolescents. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness.

Abstract

Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is generally a benign condition characterized by the protrusion of the mitral valve leaflets into the left atrium during systole. The prevalence of MVP in individuals under the age of 18 years is estimated to be 5% but is higher in those with Marfan’s syndrome and other collagen vascular disorders.1 A midsystolic nonejection… (More)

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@article{Harris1995MitralVP, title={Mitral valve prolapse and athletic participation in children and adolescents. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness.}, author={Sally S. Harris and Larry McLain and Suzanne M. Tanner}, journal={Pediatrics}, year={1995}, volume={95 5}, pages={789-90} }