The association of floppy mitral valve with disjunction of the mitral annulus fibrosus.

@article{Hutchins1986TheAO,
  title={The association of floppy mitral valve with disjunction of the mitral annulus fibrosus.},
  author={Grover M. Hutchins and G. William Moore and D K Skoog},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={314 9},
  pages={535-40}
}
Floppy mitral valve is usually attributed to connective-tissue degeneration. However, we have observed several instances in which both a floppy mitral valve and an abnormal mitral annulus fibrosus were present at autopsy. To study this association, we examined 900 hearts (after postmortem arteriography and fixation in distention) from autopsies of adults at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Twenty-five (3 percent) of the hearts had a morphologically typical floppy mitral valve; in 23 of them (92… CONTINUE READING
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