Mitral valve prolapse and joint hypermobility: evidence for a systemic connective tissue abnormality?

  • D Pitcher, Rodney Grahame
  • Published 1982 in Annals of the rheumatic diseases


Clinical evidence for an abnormally of extracardiac connective tissue was sought in 21 patients with idiopathic mitral valve prolapse and was compared to that in 21 matched controls. The incidence of rheumatic and orthopaedic complaints and the prevalence of hypermobile joints, Marfanoid habitus, and skeletal deformity were compared in the 2 groups. Skin… (More)