Pergolide use in Parkinson disease is associated with cardiac valve regurgitation.

@article{Baseman2004PergolideUI,
  title={Pergolide use in Parkinson disease is associated with cardiac valve regurgitation.},
  author={Daniel Baseman and Padraig E O'Suilleabhain and Sharon C. Reimold and Sonjoy R Laskar and Janet G. Baseman and Richard B. Dewey},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={301-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if pergolide injures heart valves, by comparing echocardiographic findings in pergolide-treated patients with those of a historical control group. METHODS Letters were sent to all patients in the authors' practice believed to be taking pergolide, and those responders who wished to continue it were urged to undergo echocardiography. Echocardiograms were obtained on 46 patients, and scores for valvular regurgitation were compared with those from an age-matched control… CONTINUE READING

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