Focal cerebral ischemia and mitral valve prolapse in monozygotic twins
Department of Neurology
Brain Ischemia; Female; Humans; Middle Aged; Mitral Valve Prolapse; Pregnancy; *Twins; *Twins, Monozygotic
Cardiology | Neurology
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.
Arch Intern Med. 1983 Nov;143(11):2180-1.
Archives of internal medicine
Fisher, Marc and Budnitz, Edward, "Focal cerebral ischemia and mitral valve prolapse in monozygotic twins" (1983). Neurology Publications and Presentations. 72.