Severe mitral regurgitation due to mitral valve prolapse: risk factors for development, progression, and need for mitral valve surgery.

@article{Singh2000SevereMR,
  title={Severe mitral regurgitation due to mitral valve prolapse: risk factors for development, progression, and need for mitral valve surgery.},
  author={Rachana Singh and R Cappucci and R Kramer-Fox and Mary J. Roman and Paul D. Kligfield and Jeffrey S. Borer and Clare A Hochreiter and O. Wayne Isom and Richard Blyton Devereux},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={193-8}
}
Patients with mitral valve prolapse (MVP) may develop severe mitral regurgitation (MR) and require valve surgery. Preliminary data suggest that high body weight and blood pressure might add to the irreversible factors of older age and male gender in increasing risk of these complications. Fifty-four patients with severe MR due to MVP were compared with 117 control subjects with uncomplicated MVP to elucidate factors independently associated with severe MR: the need for valve surgery and the… CONTINUE READING

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