Risk, determinants, and outcome implications of progression of mitral regurgitation after diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse in a single community.

@article{Avirinos2008RiskDA,
  title={Risk, determinants, and outcome implications of progression of mitral regurgitation after diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse in a single community.},
  author={J F Avi{\'e}rinos and Delphine D{\'e}taint and David Messika-Zeitoun and Dania Mohty and Maurice E. Enriquez-Sarano},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={101 5},
  pages={662-7}
}
To analyze the evolution of mitral regurgitation (MR) after the diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse in community patients, 285 residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse without severe MR were studied. MR grade was assessed at diagnosis and at follow-up 1,663 +/- 1,079 days later using Doppler echocardiography. The progression of MR was defined as an increase of > or =1 MR grade. The patients' mean age was 56 +/- 22 years, 57% were women, and the mean ejection… CONTINUE READING