Mitral valve prolapse

  • A. Bloch


The diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse is one of the most important applications of echocardiography. This is due to several reasons:
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    Mitral valve prolapse is a frequent condition.

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    The clinical diagnosis of mitral prolapse may be difficult.

  3. 3.

    The identification of mitral prolapse is useful because this condition, although usually benign, may lead to several complications.

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    Echocardiography is with left ventricular angiography the best technique for the diagnosis of mitral prolapse and represents the only reliable non-invasive method.



Mitral Valve Mitral Valve Prolapse Mitral Leaflet Posterior Leaflet Posterior Displacement 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Medical Division — The Hague 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bloch
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre de CardiologieHôpital CantonalGenevaSwitzerland

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