The myxomatous mitral valve and sudden death.

@article{Chesler1983TheMM,
  title={The myxomatous mitral valve and sudden death.},
  author={Elliot Chesler and Richard L. King and Jesse E. Edwards},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1983},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={632-9}
}
The clincopathologic features of 14 cases of sudden death attributable to dysrhythmias associated with the myxomatous mitral valve are described. The patients were 14-59 years old (mean 27 +/- 11 years). Eleven were female and three male. Of the seven ECGs available, none showed prolongation of the QT interval, but two showed repolarization abnormalities. The material was classified according to the degree of prolapse in the pathologic specimen. When obvious prolapse was found, the expected… CONTINUE READING
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