Title

Focal cerebral ischemia and mitral valve prolapse in monozygotic twins

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Neurology

Publication Date

1983-11

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Brain Ischemia; Female; Humans; Middle Aged; Mitral Valve Prolapse; Pregnancy; *Twins; *Twins, Monozygotic

Disciplines

Cardiology | Neurology

Abstract

Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common frequently inherited cardiac valvular disorder. Ischemic cerebrovascular disease (ICVD) is an apparent complication of MVP. We report the concordance of MVP and ICVD in a pair of monozygotic twins. This occurrence reinforces the concepts that MVP is highly concordant in monozygotic twins and that it can be the cause of familial ICVD.

Source

Arch Intern Med. 1983 Nov;143(11):2180-1.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Archives of internal medicine

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

6685466

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